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    SubjectRe: [linux-usb-devel] Re: [BK PATCH] USB device support for 2.5.8 (take 2)
    gadget? non-host?

    On Wed, 17 Apr 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:

    >
    >
    > On Wed, 17 Apr 2002, David Brownell wrote:
    > >
    > > ... except that this code does NOT follow those conventions, as
    > > I've argued. And "client" is explicitly contrary to the USB spec,
    > > which uses that as a host-side phrase (though not often).
    >
    > Note that the relevance of the USB spec to most people is exactly 0%.
    >
    > "USB device" is what people say about the things you call "clients". The
    > real world takes precedence, and there is absolutely _no_ way a Linux "USB
    > device driver" will ever mean that the driver turns the box into a USB
    > device.
    >
    > A "USB device driver" is driver for the mouse/scanner/whatever, ie the
    > _other_ end, and that's that. Claiming anything else is just confusing and
    > silly.
    >
    > Since we're talking about the other end of a "host" driver, "client" makes
    > sense - in computers, I've always seen "client" as the reverse of the
    > "host", but maybe that's just me. Outside of computers, "guest" seems to
    > be the proper antonym, but that just strikes me as bizarre (a "USB guest
    > driver"?)
    >
    > What were the other suggestions?
    >
    > Linus
    >
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