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    SubjectRe: USBIP (staging) driver's dependency on drivers/usb/core internal headers
    On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 12:44:11PM +0200, Eric Lescouet wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > The USBIP modules (and some others) have a direct dependency on the following headers:
    > - drivers/usb/core/hdc.h (struct usb_hcd and various routines)
    > - drivers/usb/core/hub.h (couple of constants)
    > Because those headers are not part of include/, it makes it quite difficult
    > to compile them as standalone modules (e.g.: against pre-compiled kernel).

    Then don't do that :)

    > hdc.c and hub.c are relatively self-contained and could be moved to e.g.: include/linux/usb/.
    >
    > What do you think?

    I think the code needs to be cleaned up and merged to the main part of
    the kernel tree, then this wouldn't be an issue, right?

    Also, please cc: the linux-usb@vger.kernel.org list for USB related
    things in the future.

    thanks,

    greg k-h


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