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SubjectRe: [-mm patch] USB_LIBUSUAL shouldn't be user-visible
On Thu, Nov 10, 2005 at 03:46:44PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 10, 2005 at 11:56:48AM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 09, 2005 at 10:41:17PM -0800, Pete Zaitcev wrote:
> > > On Wed, 9 Nov 2005 14:28:08 -0800, Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > > What about letting the two drivers always use libusual?
> > > >
> > > > Pete? What do you think about this patch?
> > >
> > > It does nothing to explain how exactly the current configuration managed
> > > not to work, which leaves me unsatisfied. I did test the kernel to build
> > > correctly with libusub on and off. All we have is this:
> >
> > The problem is not that it wouldn't work.
> > The question is whether users compiling their kernel should know
> > anything about USB_LIBUSUAL.
> > IMHO, USB_LIBUSUAL is an internal implementation detail and there's no
> > reason why a user should ever see this option.
> > This is what my patch does.
>
> No, it's not an implementation detail, it explicitly changes the way
> things work, and lets users change they way they work, by giving them
> run-time options.
>
> So it should not be hidden, at least not yet until everyone gets used to
> using it.

Adding a feature doesn't require a new config option for informing the
user.

What about my second suggestion to always use libusual in the two
drivers instead of having two code paths in each of them?

> thanks,
>
> greg k-h

cu
Adrian

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