Important kernel update should not break stuff

Roberto Ragusa mail at
Thu Jun 14 10:49:03 UTC 2012

On 06/14/2012 04:54 AM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Felix Miata wrote:
>> Is "never" appropriate even if one's own experience is with 3 systems? 7
>> systems? 13 systems? 40 systems? Never say never, or always. ;-)
> That can widen the class of affected devices, but from there to "all Intel 
> WiFi" is still a long stretch. (For a starter, last I checked they didn't 
> even all use the same driver, but some legacy chipsets had legacy drivers. 
> Then AFAIK there are different code paths in iwlwifi for different device 
> generations, and also different firmware. And then of course different 
> hardware behaves differently. Plus, WiFi issues also tend to depend on the 
> exact configuration you're using, in particular on how the access point is 
> set up. And finally there can be interaction with other hardware or drivers 
> on the machine.)

And do not forget the BIOS version, especially for suspend-related ACPI bugs.

   Roberto Ragusa    mail at

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