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SubjectRe: usbutils 0.81 release
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On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 14:07, Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 01:53:32PM -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 15:35, Greg KH wrote:
>> > After over a year since the last release, I'd like to announce the
>> > release of usbutils 0.81.  It can be found at the traditionally horrible
>> > sf.net download page:
>> >        https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=3581
>> >
>> > We've switched over to using git for development now, which makes things
>> > much easier than the old cvs tree.  The tree can be found on both
>> > kernel.org and github.com if you want to fork it and send us changes
>> > easier:
>> >        http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/gregkh/usbutils.git
>> >        http://github.com/gregkh/usbutils/tree/master
>> >
>> > I've pushed all patches that were in the Gentoo and SuSE usbutils trees
>> > into this release.  If there are outstanding patches from other distros,
>> > I'd be very interested in getting them integrated in.
>>
>> looks like update-usbids.sh was forgotten from EXTRA_DIST in
>> Makefile.am so the released tarball doesnt have the script ;(
>
> Care to send a patch?
>
>> having to manually run `sed` on the scripts/man pages is annoying when
>> moving the ids file ... any chance of converting those to normal
>> configure generated files ?  or is there hard resistance to that ?
>
> No objection from me, have a patch?  :)

np, i'll send patches for both

>> i see `usbmodules` has been punted.  was there a reason for that ?
>
> It was for 2.4 kernels only.

that's a good reason :)

>> find being able to run `usbmodules` pretty useful ... i wrote a script
>> for fun:
>> http://sources.gentoo.org/sys-apps/usbutils/files/usbmodules.sh
>
> Did that work on any 2.6 kernel?

it's the only version ive tested it with ... but it doesnt parse any
kernel module directly, it reads the generated modules.usbmap file

> There's no reason we can't add "-k" support to lsusb like lspci has to
> show the modules assigned to different devices.

the method i posted above only needs the module to be compiled, not loaded
-mike
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