Re: [GIT PULL] Char/Misc driver patches for 4.19-rc1

From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Aug 31 2018 - 23:54:38 EST

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 01:19:36PM +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> > - gnss, finally an in-kernel GPS subsystem to try to tame all of
> > the crazy out-of-tree drivers that have been floating around
> > for years, combined with some really hacky userspace
> > implementations. This is only for GNSS receivers, but you
> > have to start somewhere, and this is great to see.
> Yes, it is labeled as a GPS subsystem, but there's nothing GPS
> specific in there; it does not understand the data, it just passes
> around bytes.
> Which would not be a problem, except that it takes /dev/gnssX
> namespace, so when we need to introduce hardware abstraction for
> GPS, we will not have suitable names available.

Given that no such code seems to be showing up any year soon, that's a
request that we will just have to deal with if it ever shows up.

What we have now in the tree is good enough for now.

greg k-h