Re: [PATCH] usb/net/asix_devices: Add USBNET HG20F9 ethernet dongle
From: David Miller
Date: Mon Feb 25 2013 - 23:45:37 EST
From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:23:43 -0800
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 02:47:12PM +1030, Glen Turner wrote:
>> This USB ethernet adapter was purchased in anodyne packaging
>> marked "USB2.0 to LAN" from the computer store adjacent to
>> linux.conf.au 2013 in Canberra (Australia). A web search
>> shows other recent purchasers in Lancaster (UK) and Seattle
>> (USA). Just like an emergent virus, our age of e-commerce and
>> airmail allows underdocumented hardware to spread around the
>> world instantly using the vector of ridiculously low prices.
>> Paige Thompson, infected via eBay, discovered that the HG20F9
>> is a copy of the Asix 88772B; many viruses copy the RNA of
>> other viruses. See Paige's work at
>> This patch uses her discovery to update the restructured Asix
>> driver in the current kernel.
>> The spread of viruses is often accompanied by rumours. It is
>> rumoured that the HG20F9 has extensions to to provide gigabit
>> ethernet. This patch does not chase that chimera.
>> Just as some viruses inhabit seemingly-healthy cells, the
>> HG20F9 uses the Vendor ID 0x066b assigned to Linksys Inc.
>> For the present there is no clash of Product ID 0x20f9.
>> Signed-off-by: Glen Turner <gdt@xxxxxxxxx>
> That is the best "add a new device id" changelog entry I have _ever_
> seen. Wonderful job:
> Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Was this patch really submitted properly to netdev? I can't
find it in patchwork at all.
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