[Linux-parport] [PATCH/RFC] parport_pc: remove ancient, overeager quirk that disables EPP support on many chipsets

Leopold Palomo-Avellaneda leo at alaxarxa.net
Fri Sep 16 06:09:28 EDT 2011

A Dijous, 15 de setembre de 2011, Jonathan Nieder va escriure:
> Adam Baker wrote:
> > The code has sat around for a long time because when I first posted the 
> > I got no feedback to indicate if anyone else was suffering from the bug 
and if 
> > anyone else had hardware that exhibited the bug it was supposed to fix so 
> > didn't want to pursue submitting it. Over the years I have seen occasional 
> > reports of users suffering from the problem but I no longer have any EPP 
> > hardware to test it on.
> >
> > That's why I posted the mail that said if someone else can verify the 
patch is 
> > still useful I'm happy for it to be submitted with my signed off by on it
> Makes sense.  Thanks for explaining and thanks for your work, Adam.
> Actually I think 3 years before a patch gets the attention it deserves
> is not so bad --- it was mostly that the problem has been known since
> 1999 that bothered me. :)


seems that the questions be clarified. I would like to point some details. 
First of all I would like to say that I didn't make this patch. It was done by 
Adam Baker, as I have posted in all the mails with the link to the original 

I put a bug report the the debian bug tracking system [1] with a copy to the  
linux-parport list. The debian guys ( Jonathan Nieder) proposed me to send 
this patch directly to the linux kernel system.

I have send this patch as I could, maybe I didn't pay so attention as I must. 
I send the patch because Adam Baker said:

As the parport driver is currently orphaned you need to post a patch to the 
LKML if you want to get it included in mainline but if your prepared to do 
some testing that would be the best solution for everyone.

I submitted the patch because it seemed impolite to ask Adam Baker that he did 
it. In the end it was I who had interest in it to be included in the kernel 

And as I was who had to answer the mails of the kernel list and make the whole 
procedure of the kernel patches, so I signed it. 

To me is perfect that this patch goes to the kernel and I could answer any 
question of it, or make any test. I have several Dell boxes and a PCI with an 
extra parport.

Best regards,


[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=630593
Linux User 152692

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