Re: [PATCH stable v4.4+] r8152: add Linksys USB3GIGV1 id

From: Grant Grundler
Date: Thu Apr 26 2018 - 15:34:26 EST

On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 12:56 AM, Krzysztof Kozlowski <krzk@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 2:40 AM, Grant Grundler <grundler@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 2:54 AM, Krzysztof Kozlowski <krzk@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>>> commit 90841047a01b452cc8c3f9b990698b264143334a upstream
>>> This linksys dongle by default comes up in cdc_ether mode.
>>> This patch allows r8152 to claim the device:
>>> Bus 002 Device 002: ID 13b1:0041 Linksys
>>> Signed-off-by: Grant Grundler <grundler@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Reviewed-by: Douglas Anderson <dianders@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> [krzk: Rebase on v4.4]'
>> thanks krzk!
>> FTR, to support RTL8153B (HW ID 0x6010), the follow patch series to bring
>> r8152 v1.09.9 driver from 4.14 to 3 (of 5) older Chrome OS
>> kernels:
>> 3.14:
>> 3.18:
>> 4.4:
>> caveat: These series are not suitable directly for submission
>> (extraneous stuff in the commit messages, order is different). Using the
>> original SHA1 (in each commit message), this can all be fixed up by
>> hand/simple scripts.
> Hi Grant,
> These are regular feature/patch backports so they do not fit into
> stable process. Only new quirks and IDs are accepted for stable.

Hi Krzysztof!
Sorry, I wasn't advocating for -stable inclusion. I shared in case
someone has unusually high USB ethernet requirements similar to Chrome
OS test lab which nearly all dongles I've tested can't provide.

Chrome OS test lab needs a USB ethernet dongle that reliably
negotiates a link (e.g. 10k iterations in a row). RTL8153 in general
are good (> 99.99% gets GigE link speed) but RTL8153B is the first
dongle that meets Chrome OS test lab requirements. The patch series
above is required to support RTL8153B.