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SubjectRe: [34-longterm 024/247] USB: prevent buggy hubs from crashing the USB stack
On Thu, 23 Jun 2011, Paul Gortmaker wrote:

> From: Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu>
>
> -------------------
> This is a commit scheduled for the next v2.6.34 longterm release.
> If you see a problem with using this for longterm, please comment.
> -------------------
>
> commit d199c96d41d80a567493e12b8e96ea056a1350c1 upstream.
>
> If anyone comes across a high-speed hub that (by mistake or by design)
> claims to have no Transaction Translators, plugging a full- or
> low-speed device into it will cause the USB stack to crash. This
> patch (as1446) prevents the problem by ignoring such devices, since
> the kernel has no way to communicate with them.

This commit had some unexpected fallout. It shouldn't be merged unless
the following upstream commits are also merged:

c5c69f3f0dcf9b569c8f3ad67f3af92cfcedac43
cee6a262550f53a13acfefbc1e3e5ff35c96182c
ec95d35a6bd0047f05fe8a21e6c52f8bb418da55

Alan Stern



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