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Re: [PATCH] Revert "xhci: plat: Register shutdown for xhci_plat"

On 13 April 2018 11:51:28 AM IST, Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 08:12:31AM +0530, Harsh Shandilya wrote:
>> On 13 April 2018 5:59:51 AM IST, Greg Hackmann <ghackmann@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> >Pixel 2 field testers reported that when they tried to reboot their
>> >phones with some USB devices plugged in, the reboot would get wedged
>> >and
>> >eventually trigger watchdog reset.  Once the Pixel kernel team found
>> >reliable repro case, they narrowed it down to this commit's 4.4.y
>> >backport.  Reverting the change made the issue go away.
>> Are you allowed to make the repro steps public? I'm writing this from
>> a walleye and would be grateful if I could test for this in the
>> modifed tree I'm running atm.  -- 
>I was told the steps are pretty simple:
>	- reboot the phone a lot
>eventually it will hang.  There's a fix in the code aurora kernel tree
>for this that they never sent upstream for some odd reason (they sent
>the first patch, why not the second?)
>I'll go revert this for now, thanks for the patch!
>greg k-h

That'd make sense, I only tried rebooting like five times before I had to run for a class.

As far as CAF is concerned, I feel the not submitting upstream, working extra to write patches which have usually better variants already upstream, seems to be common. All USB changes were dropped when they merged kernel-common into msm-3.18 with no real explanation which has been an annoyance more than once during merging -stable in my fork of msm-3.18. While I understand their situation of maintaining upwards of 5 million lines of code not upstream, it still feels sloppy to not merge stable updates and do extra work instead. /* End rant */
Harsh Shandilya, PRJKT Development LLC