[quote]Quote from hippy on October 9, 2011, 19:18
I imagine these things happen all the time. Some change breaks something else, it gets investigated, gets fixed, and there\'s nothing to worry about, except perhaps if it doesn\'t get fixed. Worth noting and keeping an eye on but likely not worth fretting over.[/quote]
It happens that some problems are dragged over several kernel releases, e.g., power consumption problem. Sometimes updates to drivers are not pushed to mainstream kernel tree for months, even years, e.g. libertas_tf driver. The SDIO interface for this driver is developed by the driver author, but was never actually pushed to mainstream kernel even thought it is used by other people/projects. There other issues with companies and their kernel development, e.g. Broadcom refuses to support b43 driver (reverse-engineered driver with wide HW support). But they now developed their driver (actually two), but they are quite poor and community is not supporting their driver in the mainline, so they are still stuck in the staging (probably for a long time...).