You know guys,

my suspicion about why things get fixed so very reluctantly or sometimes

never at all has to do some thing with money for one part and the

social-contract on the other part.

I imagine it goes something like this: 'We need this very handy patch, can

you put it into the Debian-kernel? We pay you so-and-so much.' 

Then comes the patch, that as a side-effect worsens the usability situation

for notebook-users quite drastically, some time passes on, it get reported

eventually, but nobody takes action in order to undo the patches, because

the the social-contract comes into power:

'Man, you cannot make us work for you, you did not do anything for us


So essentially this is the whole misery about Debian kernel and other poor

corners in the distribution, like non-free for instance.
I heard rumours already, that it can be quite difficult to impossible to find

people, who can actually do paid work for you, for instance in the

crypto-context. It seems logical that it is even more difficult to find some

guys, who do the job for you for free, but on the other hand if everyone

works according to his/her own interests only, what is the BTS good for


Begin forwarded message:

Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 08:55:02 +0200
From: andrew glaeser <>
Subject: Fw: Bug#953305: Acknowledgement (linux-image-4.19.0-8-amd64:
sleep/suspend/hibernate/RESUME no longer workable)

Hello there,

the sleep/hibernate - resume problem in the kernel I mentioned, still exists

in the relatively new linux-image-5.6.0-0.bpo.2-...

It seems you would also have to do something about the bulls-eye testing

code-base, because this still appears in backports..

I have not tried out any current stable kernel-version yet. 


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Date: Sat, 07 Mar 2020 12:27:03 +0000
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Subject: Bug#953305: Acknowledgement (linux-image-4.19.0-8-amd64:
sleep/suspend/hibernate/RESUME no longer workable)

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