Re: [PATCHv12 2/3] usb: USB Type-C connector class

From: Greg KH
Date: Tue Nov 29 2016 - 08:20:52 EST

On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 02:59:58PM +0200, Heikki Krogerus wrote:
> Hi Guenter,
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 12:11:43PM -0800, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > Personally I don't really care about a module parameter; as mentioned above,
> > I would expect the preference, if it needs to be selectable, to be configured
> > with devicetree or ACPI properties (or by a platform driver which sets a device
> > property).
> Unfortunately we can not assume the firmware to be always correct.
> Companies love to recycle the firmware. We are going to see products
> from a company X that should prefer source role, a desktop for
> example, but still give the OS a device property that says otherwise.
> The reason for that is most likely because the previous product from
> that company was some kind of mobile device.
> So IMHO we need some way for the OS to override this thing eventually.
> If not module parameters, then something else. The other option is
> board specific quirks, and I would really prefer to avoid those if we
> can.

Whatever it is, it is NOT going to be a module parameter, sorry, that
ship has long sailed and will not be coming back. This isn't the 1990's


greg k-h