I have been living with very visible kernel issues on my machine for about
* resume doesn't work if I use the open source nvidia driver. Work-around:
use the nvidia proprietary one
* my mouse doesn't work after I come back from suspend: workaround unbind
then bind my i8042 driver
* I get very very poor overall machine performance when using sdcards (I
can't use my machine for about 2 minutes): workaround avoid using sdcards
when one expects to use the machine afterwards
So why don't I get those issues really fixed ?
I usualy run a distribution kernel om my machine. I've compiled my own
kernels in the past, althought not in the past years. I've posted several
times on lkml but I almost never got the issues fixed as a result. The
problems were maybe harder to describe than the ones above though.
I now often use launchpad to report my issues. In lkml I often feel that my
bugs are lost in the middle of a sea of other bugs. I feel that the
communication throughput with the kernel developers isn't big enough.
Another issue is that upgrading the kernel is not always possible as it
requires to update userspace.
I am willing to invest time to get those issues fixed yet I have to get
some confidence that the time I am going to invest is going to be usefull.
It's sometimes hard when the machine is used as a work-machine. Rebooting
means losing 10-15 min in context switching and lost revenue.
Question: How do I open an effective communication channel with a kernel
developer to get my issues fixed ?