Re: 3.5-rcX: USB support without udev?

From: Henrik Rydberg
Date: Mon Jul 02 2012 - 01:52:48 EST

On Sun, Jul 01, 2012 at 07:29:51PM -0500, Bob Tracy wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 01, 2012 at 06:25:42PM -0500, Bob Tracy wrote:
> > On Sun, Jul 01, 2012 at 10:41:18PM +0200, Henrik Rydberg wrote:
> > > If you did a 'make oldconfig' on anything prior to -rc5, chances are
> > > you do not have CONFIG_HID_GENERIC=y in your .config.
> >
> > That might well be the missing "glue." I'm building -rc5 as I type
> > this. Should have an answer in a few hours. Thanks for the clue!
> That was it! Thank you! Keyboard and mouse now working fine.
> Unless there was a way to get the CONFIG_HID_GENERIC functionality
> via some other mechanism prior to -rc5, I'd classify this as a
> regression introduced in 3.5-rc1 that was fixed in -rc5.

The option has been there since 3.5-rc1, but it was buried in the
special drivers section, with a help text saying nothing about its
significance. The Hitchhiker's Guide says it quite well, I think:

"You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them
had you? I mean like actually telling anyone or anything."

"But the plans were on display..."

"On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find

"That's the display department."

"With a torch."

"Ah, well the lights had probably gone."

"So had the stairs."

"But look you found the notice didn't you?"

"Yes", said Arthur, "yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a
locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the
door saying Beware of The Leopard".

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