Re: RFC: Platform data for onboard USB assets

From: Greg KH
Date: Wed Mar 23 2011 - 11:32:16 EST

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 11:32:02AM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Wednesday 23 March 2011, Andy Green wrote:
> > It's the case for even usbnet, which is using a broken heuristic to
> > decide what to call the interface not even based on vid / pid.
> I agree that the heuristics in usbnet is less than helpful here,
> which among other things leads people to mixing up the two problems
> of fixing the device naming and fixing the MAC address assignment.
> Even though I know Greg disagrees, I'd still prefer sanitising the
> rules for the default device name that usbnet assigns.

I'm all for that, but recall, we can't because of previous
implementations and past history. I.e. you will break working systems
if you do this. So we are stuck with what we have at the moment, sorry.


greg k-h
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