Re: USB mini-summit at LinuxCon Vancouver

From: Alan Stern
Date: Fri Aug 12 2011 - 11:37:04 EST

On Fri, 12 Aug 2011, Hans de Goede wrote:

> > I'm not claiming that this is a better solution than putting everything
> > in the kernel. Just that it is a workable alternative which would
> > involve a lot less coding.
> This is definitely an interesting proposal, something to think about ...
> I have 2 concerns wrt this approach:
> 1) It feels less clean then just having a single driver; and


> 2) I agree it will be less coding, but I doubt it will really be that much
> less work. It will likely need less new code (but a lot can be more or
> less copy pasted), but it will need changes across a wider array of
> subsystems / userspace components, requiring a lot of coordinating,
> getting patches merged in different projects, etc. So in the end I
> think it too will be quite a bit of work.
> I guess that what I'm trying to say here is, that if we are going to
> spend a significant amount of time on this, we might just as well
> go for the best solution we can come up with even if that is some
> more work.

Okay, go ahead. I have no objection.

Alan Stern

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