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Old 07-13-2012, 05:04 PM
Leann Ogasawara
 
Default Provide v3.4 compat-wireless stack via LBM

== Precise SRU Justification ==

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-backports-modules-3.2.0/+bug/1023566



It has been requested we provide a v3.4 based compat-wireless stack
for Precise via the linux-backports-modules-3.2.0
package.* We already provide a v3.3 based compat-wireless stack for
Precise so I see no reason why we should not also provide the v3.4
stack.



I built some Precise LBM test packages for this and have received
positive test confirmation in the bug report.



==Fix ==



The following changes since commit
0c6834944a455a47fc09583ee330a7b23416685f:



* UBUNTU: Ubuntu-3.2.0-27.12 (2012-07-02 11:22:36 +0100)



are available in the git repository at:



* git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ogasawara/ubuntu-precise-lbm.git lp1023566



for you to fetch changes up to
4e59074fee206ae47a600f1c8b0424766a896861:



* UBUNTU: Add compat-wireless v3.4 (2012-07-12 12:49:44 -0700)



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



The following changes since commit
91b771db290634d350e30adb9cef7bbb415105d6:



* UBUNTU: Ubuntu-3.2.0.27.29 (2012-07-02 11:14:58 +0100)



are available in the git repository at:



* git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ogasawara/ubuntu-precise-meta.git
lp1023566



for you to fetch changes up to
f41a8b58ce6a4b34011440bc2b36312a7620fbfb:



* Add compat-wireless v3.4 meta package (2012-07-11 14:40:34 -0700)



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The above pull requests contain fixes to provide a v3.4 based
compat-wireless stackfor the Precise linux-backports-modules-3.2.0
package.* I've also provided a secondary pull request to add the
corresponding meta package as well.



Please note that this is based on the latest v3.4.4 stable kernel
and was manually created following the steps documented at:



**http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Download/hacking#Generating_stable_releases



Manual creation was done because the compat-wireless archive did not
appear to have a final v3.4 based tarball.* The latest available was
based on v3.4-rc3:



* http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat-wireless-3-stable/v3.4



Additionally, the request to add the v3.4 compat-wireless stack also
specifically asked for the alx driver to be provided.* This required
the -p flag (ie apply the patches on the linux-next-pending
directory) when running
compat-wireless/scripts/gen-stable-release.sh .



Lastly, in order to help make potential maintenance as well as
upgrades easier, I've only used a 2 digit version scheme, ie 3.4, in
the packaging.



== Impact ==

LBM is an elective install so there shouldn't be any potential for
regression. For those who do choose to install, it will provide an
updated compat-wireless stack and thus new drivers for supporting
newer hardware. One example is the alx driver.


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