You'll note the wording GregKH used.. "should be fixed", etc. Mark Lord had to report back that it was still broken. If GregKH actually had the hardware available to reproduce it, development and fix time would be much quicker. As far as bugs that are known for years; this is free software. The only people that are going to fix it are ones that are either paid to do so, or have an itch to scratch because their hardware is not working correctly. The fact that this is a corner case, and has an easy work around makes it pretty clear why it has taken so long to get it fixed. I fail to see what's so depressing. It's hard enough reproducing bugs when you have the hardware, but not having it available makes fixing bugs many times more difficult (and kills much of the motivation to do anything about it).
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