Monday, January 24, 2011

Second Linux Kernel patch accepted

After my first ever Linux Kernel patch 8 years ago (yes I'm getting old) i successfully got a new one accepted a few weeks ago that fixes the temperature problem i was having with my laptop. Yay for scratching your own itch :-)

10 comments:

apol said...

we want a link to the patch!! :D

Bruno said...

How did you debug your issue and reach the conclusion that you needed a fix in the kernel?

Albert Astals Cid said...

@apol: The link to the patch is there in front of your eyes ;-)

friesoft said...

may I ask which notebook you have?
I have a compal jhl90 and I think I'm having the same issue... my laptop shut down once after a compilation marathon... but it gets very hot running normally...
so I hope this will fix my issues too.. thanks :)

Thomas Thym (ungethym) said...

Congratulations! Really cool stuff you are doing!

Albert Astals Cid said...

@Bruno: I knew the fan could go faster since at startup it actually it spinned faster, so i thought it could be the fan driver, looking for it i found an existing linux driver for the same brand as my laptop so i tried to add the description of my laptop and it worked :-)

Albert Astals Cid said...

@friesoft: KHLB2 so you are on your own, sorry.

elvis said...

Reminds me of my first and only scratch-my-own-itch kernel patch [1]. Though that was for FreeBSD, six years ago :) Trivial fix to get my MP3-player working (broken USB-stack on the device).

[1] http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=63645

elvis said...

Ehm, seven years I mean. Wow maybe I'm old too ;)

gamaral said...

Wow, didn't know you dabbled in the kernel stuff also! :D cool!

We need to trade war stories at akademy over a beer or two (more like a dozen)