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[Bug 1124581] Re: 3.8 kernel breaks irexec


xavier, could you please confirm this issue exists with the latest
development release of Ubuntu? ISO images are available from
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ . If the issue remains,
could you please run the following command in the development release
from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal), as it will
automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this

apport-collect -p linux <replace-with-bug-number>

Also, could you please test the latest upstream kernel available following https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds ? It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Please do not test the daily folder, but the one all the way at the bottom. Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please comment on which kernel version specifically you tested. If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tags:

where VERSION-NUMBER is the version number of the kernel you tested. For example:

This can be done by clicking on the yellow circle with a black pencil icon next to the word Tags located at the bottom of the bug description. As well, please remove the tag:

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the following tags:

As well, please remove the tag:

If you are unable to test the mainline kernel, please comment as to why specifically you were unable to test it and add the following tags:

Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug's
Status as Confirmed. Please let us know your results. Thank you for your

** Tags removed: apport-collected
** Tags added: needs-kernel-logs needs-upstream-testing regression-potential

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Incomplete

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  3.8 kernel breaks irexec

Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Problem: lirc hangs forever when I have a lircrc file when I use 3.8.
  3.7 and previous kernels worked fine on Ubuntu 12.04 where I
  originally did some tests.

  How to reproduce:
  (1) Start 13.04 live cd
  (2) sudo apt-get install lirc
  (3) sudo nano /etc/lirc/lircrc
  (4) copy your config, here is mine:
  remote = devinput
  button = KEY_POWER
  prog = irexec
  repeat = 0
  config = python /home/script.py

  More informations on how I found the problem: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12502459&postcount=1
  More informations on why I had to try the latest kernel: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1094904

  All the informations concerning my 12.04 installation are available here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1094904
  I didn't take time to get outputs from the live cd. I used the daily live cd available on the 10th of february.
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.1
  Architecture: i386
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  MarkForUpload: True
  Package: linux (not installed)
  Tags:  precise
  Uname: Linux 3.8.0-030800rc7-generic i686
  UnreportableReason: The running kernel is not an Ubuntu kernel
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare video

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