i8042 should be a module, not built into kernel

Bug #105155 reported by Tarek Loubani on 2007-04-10
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-source-2.6.22 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: linux-source-2.6.20

Hi all!

The i8042 module does not play nicely with suspend, and so must be removed before suspend and reinitialized on resume. Otherwise, it has to be reinitialized as per Bug #81667. I believe that i8042 is even on the default acpi blacklist, though I'm not sure where it is and how to check it.

I will try the latest i8042 from git to see if its behaviour is fixed. However, until then, I think this should not be a part of the kernel by default, but a module.

Thank you,

tarek : )

Ben Collins (ben-collins) wrote :

This wont happen in feisty (already released), so let's see if we can get it done for gutsy. We have to worry about whether this module needs to be manually loaded or not once it is modular, to make sure users don't lose functionality on upgrades.

Changed in linux-source-2.6.20:
assignee: nobody → ubuntu-kernel-team
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Ben Collins (ben-collins) wrote :

We wont be building this as a module, since the kernel doesn't allow it.

Please test gutsy, as the driver appears to have suspend/resume hooks.

Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
status: Triaged → Won't Fix

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