Re: [PATCH] USB-serial dummy cable driver
From: Greg KH
Date: Tue Aug 03 2010 - 13:03:15 EST
On Tue, Aug 03, 2010 at 06:14:15PM +0200, Marek Vasut wrote:
> Dne Út 3. srpna 2010 00:47:18 Greg KH napsal(a):
> > On Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 08:00:07AM +0200, Marek Vasut wrote:
> > > This driver is used to implement USB-serial like behaviour over dummy
> > >
> > > USB cables. These are used in the following devices:
> > > Funsoft Serial USB driver
> > > Genesys Logic GL620USB USB Laplink cable
> > > HP4x (48/49) Serial cable
> > > Motorola phones
> > > Siemens USB-MPI Serial USB driver
> > > ViVOpay USB Serial Driver
> > > ZIO Motherboard USB driver
> > I like the idea, but not the name :)
> Please don't expect miracles from me after 26 hours without sleep ;-)
> > Ideally, all of these would be able to be handled by the usb-serial
> > generic driver directly.
> I just noticed that one. Stupid me.
> > But really, having these multiple drivers is a good thing, they properly
> > convey to the user what the device is, and it gives these developers and
> > companies a sense of ownership over the code, and that matters at times.
> > So you lost the names of the devices with this patch, which isn't good.
> Sheesh ... that's true, but having pile of copies of the same code is not good
I agree, that's why I said it should be reduced.
> Can't we then just deprecate all these drivers and set correct udev
udev can not change the name of the device in sysfs, or the name in the
kernel of the device.
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