Re: help to bisect

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Wed May 18 2011 - 17:17:31 EST

First of all, please hit "reply-to-all" next time so that all recipients
can receive your mail and not find it by chance when looking thru the
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On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 04:41:52PM -0400, James wrote:
> Here is what I did:
> $ git clone git://
> $ cd linux-2.6.37.y
> $ git checkout v2.6.36
> build and boot kernel

what does that mean? Is .36 ok?

> $ cd linux-2.6.37.y
> $ git bisect start
> $ git bisect good v2.6.36
> $ git bisect bad v2.6.37.6

Also, is .37.6 bad?

> build and boot kernel
> git bisect good|bad
> repeat
> 3044100e58c84e133791c8b60a2f5bef69d732e4 is the first bad commit.

Which is a merge commit and it means that you most likely made a mistake
during bisection.

What is actually the problem you're experiencing with .37.6?


> How do I find out what change causes the problem?
> The problem causes my wireless card not to work.

Ah, here it is.

> Other people have similar cards that do work so the problem seems
> isolated to my hardware but kernel-2.6.36 works so I don't think my
> hardware is faulty.

Which card is that? (adding linux-wireless)

Please, describe in a very detailed way how your problem incarnates
itself: dmesg, error messages, what exactly do you do to trigger it?

Also, can you test whether 38.6 works for ya - it could've been fixed in
the meantime. You can also test .39 which will be released any minute

I think that should be enough for now.

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