Re: can we move USB_DEVICEFS to non-embedded?

From: Greg KH
Date: Tue Jun 23 2009 - 11:43:53 EST

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 11:29:50PM +0800, Jeff Chua wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 10:42 PM, Greg KH<gregkh@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 01:11:51PM +0800, Jeff Chua wrote:
> >> commit cc71329b3b89b4a5be849b617f2c4f151f0b9213 moved USB_DEVICEFS to
> >> be embedded and marked it as depreciated. Can this be reverted? This
> >> breaks vmware and those systems not using udev.
> > vmware now works properly with this fix, and has for over a year or so.
> vmware is working, but can't detect USB devices.

Odd, what version of vmware are you using?

> > What distro does not use udev or mdev or something like it already and
> > also does not use an updated libusb?
> > We need some specifics here please.
> I'm not using it and have been fine without it all these while, so
> don't see any gain moving to udev or perhaps it's time to consider ...

If you are running your own custom distro/install, then you should be
able to select CONFIG_EMBEDDED and then USB_DEVICEFS just fine on your
own. But note, that you don't sound like the "normal" user at all :)


greg k-h
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