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Re: [PATCH] Use BIOS Keyboard variable to set Numlock



2012/3/3 Justin M. Forbes <jforbes@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Sat, 2012-03-03 at 19:31 +0100, Joshua C. wrote:
>> 2012/3/3 Josh Boyer <jwboyer@xxxxxxxxx>:
>> > On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 9:41 AM, Joshua C. <joshuacov@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >> Can some, please, apply the following patch to the fedora kernel?
>> >> http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=133072333922354&w=2 . It sets the
>> >> NumLock state on the keyboard according to the data in the bios.
>> >
>> > It'll got into F17/rawhide when it makes it into Linus' tree.  If you
>> > get it into the
>> > stable release, it will wind up in F15/F16 relatively soon.
>> >
>> > That should be sufficient, shouldn't it?  At the least I'd like to
>> > wait for it to wind
>> > up in Linus' tree.
>> >
>> > josh
>>
>> This could take ages, couldn't it? You know that I have absolutely no
>> influence what goes and when into his tree. In that case I could have
>> saved myself writing this (and the first) email!
>
> I don't know about ages, the patch has been acked, and looks likely to
> make the 3.4 merge window.  I does seem rather low risk, but it is more
> a feature than a bug fix at this point, and might have some difficulty
> making it into the stable series.  The functionality it provides is nice
> to have, but not something that is critical for us to pick up in the
> Fedora tree before it makes upstream.  This isn't to say that we don't
> like the patch, or don't agree with it.  Simply that we certainly prefer
> that features go through upstream first.
>
> Justin
>

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