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02-14-2008 08:33 PM

Firmware flashing on Dell systems
 
Tim,



In updating the Dell firmware related packages, it was brought to my attention that kernel 2.6.24 broke firmware flashing routines on Dell machines.* Michael Brown submitted a patch that was accepted for 2.6.24.1 for fixing it.



Can you pull that patch to apply to the Ubuntu kernels since switching to 2.6.24.1 will be out of the question?



Here's the commit info from ChangeLog-2.6.24.1:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

commit 71591e87172bda0d1bf239dd4c7f9aef57a69c28

Author: Michael E Brown <Michael_E_Brown@dell.com>

Date:** Tue Jan 29 15:35:01 2008 -0600



*** Driver core: Revert "Fix Firmware class name collision"

***

*** patch 7d640c4a5b36c4733460065db1554da924044511 in mainline.

***

*** This reverts commit 109f0e93b6b728f03c1eb4af02bc25d71b646c59.

***

*** The original patch breaks BIOS updates on all Dell machines. The path to

*** the firmware file for the dell_rbu driver changes, which breaks all of

*** the userspace tools which rely on it.

***

*** Note that this patch re-introduces a problem with i2c name collision

*** that was previously fixed by this patch.

***

*** Signed-off-by: Michael E Brown <michael_e_brown@dell.com>

*** Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

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Thanks,




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Tim Gardner 02-14-2008 09:29 PM

Firmware flashing on Dell systems
 
Mario_Limonciello@Dell.com wrote:
> Tim,
>
> In updating the Dell firmware related packages, it was brought to my
> attention that kernel 2.6.24 broke firmware flashing routines on Dell
> machines. Michael Brown submitted a patch that was accepted for
> 2.6.24.1 for fixing it.
>
> Can you pull that patch to apply to the Ubuntu kernels since switching
> to 2.6.24.1 will be out of the question?
>
> Here's the commit info from ChangeLog-2.6.24.1:
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> commit 71591e87172bda0d1bf239dd4c7f9aef57a69c28
> Author: Michael E Brown <Michael_E_Brown@dell.com
> <mailto:Michael_E_Brown@dell.com>>
> Date: Tue Jan 29 15:35:01 2008 -0600
>
> Driver core: Revert "Fix Firmware class name collision"
>
> patch 7d640c4a5b36c4733460065db1554da924044511 in mainline.
>
> This reverts commit 109f0e93b6b728f03c1eb4af02bc25d71b646c59.
>
> The original patch breaks BIOS updates on all Dell machines. The path to
> the firmware file for the dell_rbu driver changes, which breaks all of
> the userspace tools which rely on it.
>
> Note that this patch re-introduces a problem with i2c name collision
> that was previously fixed by this patch.
>
> Signed-off-by: Michael E Brown <michael_e_brown@dell.com
> <mailto:michael_e_brown@dell.com>>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de
> <mailto:gregkh@suse.de>>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Thanks,
> ---
> Mario Limonciello
> * Dell ** ** | ** Linux Engineering *
> Desk : (512) 723-0582
> mario_limonciello@dell.com
>
>
>

You mean this one ?

http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/ubuntu-hardy.git;a=commit;h=aade1295c84f5c9c07012c32de025 db24f6996cb

Hardy has been rebased on 2.6.24.2.

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02-14-2008 09:37 PM

Firmware flashing on Dell systems
 
Tim,



That would be the one.* I was working off a Hardy box with latest updates, and didn't expect the re-basing, so I didn't even think to check whether there were commits in the tree since then.* I'll verify with the next kernel update.



Thanks!



On Thu, 2008-02-14 at 15:29 -0700, Tim Gardner wrote



You mean this one ?

http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/ubuntu-hardy.git;a=commit;h=aade1295c84f5c9c07012c32de025 db24f6996cb

Hardy has been rebased on 2.6.24.2.

rtg





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