Re: [PATCH] USB-serial dummy cable driver
From: Marek Vasut
Date: Tue Aug 03 2010 - 13:38:17 EST
Dne Út 3. srpna 2010 18:38:26 Greg KH napsal(a):
> 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 either.
> I agree, that's why I said it should be reduced.
> > Can't we then just deprecate all these drivers and set correct udev
> > rules?
> udev can not change the name of the device in sysfs, or the name in the
> kernel of the device.
That's right, but it can bind the generic driver with the hardware. And who
would care about the driver name, really ? The interface just appears and that's
what matters (to me and probably to users) ...
> greg k-h
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