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SubjectRe: USB-Storage drivers
Some of these sub-drivers are immature, even for the CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL
label. AFAIK, a patch is pending to make Freecom support appear -- it's
definately ready for prime-time, having been extensively tested by several
people.

Matt

On Mon, Nov 27, 2000 at 10:16:23PM +0100, Kurt Garloff wrote:
> Hi Matthew, David, Linus,
>
> any particular reason why the support for special dongles in the usb-storage
> driver can not be selected during kernel configuration? (See attached patch).
>
> I can only tell about the Freecom support in the usb-storage driver: It
> works flawlessly for me driving some OnStream USB30 tape drive (with the
> osst driver). So, I think it should be offered to people who want to try.
>
> Of course, it's up to you. Maybe you want to put some ifdef CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL
> around it or a little help text. But I'd definitely appreciate the
> possibility to compile the drivers without patching the Config file.
>
> Regards,
> --
> Kurt Garloff <kurt@garloff.de> [Eindhoven, NL]
> Physics: Plasma simulations <k.garloff@phys.tue.nl> [TU Eindhoven, NL]
> Linux: SCSI, Security <garloff@suse.de> [SuSE Nuernberg, FRG]
> (See mail header or public key servers for PGP2 and GPG public keys.)

> diff -uNr linux-2.4.0-t11.ac2.reiser.ide.osst/drivers/usb/Config.in linux-2.4.0-t11.ac2.reiser.ide.osst.usb/drivers/usb/Config.in
> --- linux-2.4.0-t11.ac2.reiser.ide.osst/drivers/usb/Config.in Sun Nov 12 04:04:30 2000
> +++ linux-2.4.0-t11.ac2.reiser.ide.osst.usb/drivers/usb/Config.in Wed Nov 22 22:00:40 2000
> @@ -64,6 +64,10 @@
> dep_tristate ' USB Mass Storage support' CONFIG_USB_STORAGE $CONFIG_USB $CONFIG_SCSI
> if [ "$CONFIG_USB_STORAGE" != "n" ]; then
> bool ' USB Mass Storage verbose debug' CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_DEBUG
> + bool ' USB Mass Storage HP8200e support' CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_HP8200e
> + bool ' USB Mass Storage SDDR09 support' CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_SDDR09
> + bool ' USB Mass Storage DPCM support' CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_DPCM
> + bool ' USB Mass Storage FreeCom support' CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_FREECOM
> fi
> dep_tristate ' USS720 parport driver' CONFIG_USB_USS720 $CONFIG_USB $CONFIG_PARPORT
> dep_tristate ' DABUSB driver' CONFIG_USB_DABUSB $CONFIG_USB




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Matthew Dharm Home: mdharm-usb@one-eyed-alien.net
Maintainer, Linux USB Mass Storage Driver

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-- Greg
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