[CentOS] Getting something into centosplus for 5.2?

Ray Van Dolson rayvd at bludgeon.org
Sun Jul 6 22:57:30 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jul 06, 2008 at 03:45:39PM -0700, Ian Forde wrote:
> I've got a USB to serial adapter that I picked up from Radio Shack
> earlier this year.  The updated pl2303 driver is already in the
> mainstream kernel as per
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=429652 but I'm not getting
> much traction from Red Hat as far as them updating the kernel.  So every
> time there's an updated kernel, I have to rebuild the srpm.
> I figure that this is the kind of situation that -plus is meant to
> solve... I've already had to switch one of my boxes over to plus today
> given that the video4linux srpm (from atrpms) won't rebuild easily on
> 2.6.18-92.1.6.el5, and I'm thinking that having both on plus with
> everything I need in them would make it a lot easier...
> (There's already precedent here... I found
> linux-2.6.18-bz443853_powernow_null_deref.patch and
> linux-2.6.18-bz444759_hi_iowait.patch in the srpm...)
> Thanks for reading...

I won't speak on the -plus topic, but as far as upstream is concerned,
you definitely need to open an RFE SR if you're a paying customer...
probably won't be super speedy, but better than your bug sitting around
forever ignored. :)


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