Re: Major 2.6.38 / 2.6.39 / 3.0 regression ignored?

From: Pekka Enberg
Date: Sat Jul 23 2011 - 11:56:33 EST

Hi Keith,

On Fri, 22 Jul 2011, Keith Packard wrote:
Sorry, to me it all looked like "UMS is being ignored forever".

You're right, of course -- UMS is a huge wart on the kernel driver at
this point, keeping it working while also adding new functionality
continues to cause challenges. We tend to expect that most people will
run reasonably contemporaneous kernel and user space code, and so three
years after the switch, it continues to surprise us when someone
actually tries UMS.

I know I sound like a broken record but I really wish you i915 devs were little more eager to revert broken patches early rather than late. I mean, this particular breakage was already bisected but nobody said or did anything - and it's not like it's the first time either!

I suppose I need to bribe Linus somehow to be more strict with you folks.

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