Comment 442 for bug 85488

Sitsofe Wheeler (sitsofe) wrote :

It looks like regularly blacklisting USB devices in the kernel will soon be at an end. According to this git commit http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/gregkh/usb-2.6.git;a=commit;h=7d2c592609a7da950b458403f1936d382f38ff9c USB autosuspend will be disabled for everything bar USB hubs. I suspect those devices (or perhaps categories of devices) that do suspend can probably be dealt with by HAL and perhaps put into some sort of whitelist. Some of the discussion leading up to the change can be read on http://kerneltrap.org/Linux/Whitelists_and_Blacklists (which mentions that nearly 2/3rds of all printers can't cope with USB autosuspend).

Will this change be backported to Ubuntu Gutsy?