Re: [PATCH] Revert "Bluetooth: Always enable management interface"

From: Gustavo Padovan
Date: Wed Mar 28 2012 - 22:28:49 EST

Hi Keith,

* Keith Packard <keithp@xxxxxxxxxx> [2012-03-28 18:19:18 -0700]:

> This reverts commit 4b95a24ce12c4545fd7d2e3075841dc3119d1d71.
> My USB bluetooth device does not show up with this patch in place.
> Signed-off-by: Keith Packard <keithp@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> This patch seems so innocuous, but when added to the kernel, it keeps
> my USB bluetooth device from appearing to user mode at all. With the
> mgmt interface enabled:

It is because it changes the way the userspace <-> kernel interface. We added a
new interface and that flag was preventing the code to use it by default, but
now that we finished to implement the new interface it will be enabled by default.

A consequence is that you'll need to use newer version of bluez, at least 4.99.
Or call the bluetooth daemon (from a pre 4.99 version) with a parameter to
disable the new interface:

$ bluetoothd -P mgmtops

Then your bluetooth will be back.

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