Re: [PATCH v2] usb: serial: Repair FTDI FT232R bricked eeprom

From: Lars Melin
Date: Thu Sep 10 2020 - 01:34:42 EST

On 9/10/2020 10:02, Oliver Neukum wrote:
Am Mittwoch, den 09.09.2020, 13:34 -0600 schrieb James Hilliard:
This patch detects and reverses the effects of the malicious FTDI
Windows driver version 2.12.00(FTDIgate).


this raises questions.
Should we do this unconditionally without asking?
Does this belong into kernel space?

My answer to both of those question is a strong NO.

The patch author tries to justify the patch with egoistical arguments (easier for him and his customers) without thinking of all other users of memory constrained embedded hardware that doesn't need the patch code but have to carry it.

The bricked PID is btw already supported by the linux ftdi driver so there is no functionality gain in the patch.