Re: RFC: Platform data for onboard USB assets

From: Andy Green
Date: Wed Mar 23 2011 - 11:24:57 EST

On 03/23/2011 03:04 PM, Somebody in the thread at some point said:
On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 10:53:35AM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
In the specific case of MACs and device names for network adaptors we
have userspace solutions which are obscuring the discussion but there
are other things which get configured this way which one would usually
expect to be handled in kernel.

No, this isn't obsucuring the discussion, it's exactly the point here.

I asked for concrete examples of a need for this type of thing (i.e.
platform data on USB devices), and this was the only need cited. I
then pointed out that this is correctly solved in userspace, as it has
for other devices like this, and that it's not a valid example of this

So again, this problem, for this device, has been solved in userspace
without any kernel changes needed. If there are other devices that you,

Not sure what you mean by 'again', 'solved in userspace' and so on. Your saying: "go away and do it in userspace" is different from it being "solved in userspace" in reality. The mess it would create in userspace isn't acceptable. The outcome of this is it's not fixed in the driver nor userspace.

I am currently trying working around it elsewhere in kernel along the lines of Alan's idea, since I am not able to fix the actual driver.

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