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Date:	Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:09:53 +0200 (CEST)
From:	Jiri Kosina <>
To:	Benjamin Tissoires <>
cc:	Ping Cheng <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] HID: wacom: fix timeout on probe for some wacoms

On Tue, 16 Sep 2014, Benjamin Tissoires wrote:

> Some Wacom tablets (at least the ISDv4 found in the Lenovo X230) timeout
> during probe while retrieving the input reports.
> The only time this information is valuable is during the feature_mapping
> stage, so we can ask for it there and discard the generic input reports
> retrieval.
> This gives a code path closer to the wacom.ko driver when it was in the
> input subtree (not HID).
> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Tissoires <>
> ---
> Hi Jiri,
> I run into this today while trying to improve the generic support of the ISDv4
> sensors (those found on laptops not sold by Wacom).
> This is a regression from 3.16, in a sense that it can add up to 10 seconds to
> the boot of the laptop. So IMO, this should go as a fix for 3.17-rc6.
> Unfortunately, c64d883476 changed the ABI and wacom_get_report() takes now one
> less argument. I based my patch on top of the for-3.18/wacom branch, so in 3.17,
> it will not compile.
> I would personally be in favor of having c64d883476 and this one in 3.17, but
> c64d883476 will also require some manual conflict resolution (cherry-pick is
> complaining).
> I can also resend it based on the v3.17-rc5 tag, but then we will have to update
> the for-3.18/wacom when you will merge with Linus' tree.

Hi Benjamin,

c64d883476 is not really a rc7 material, so I'd not like to be 
cherry-picking it for this.

My take on this would actually be to apply to for-3.18/wacom, mark it for 
stable, and then make sure that c64d883476 makes it to the first 

What do you think?

Jiri Kosina
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