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SubjectRe: USB mass storage backport status?
On Tue, Dec 12, 2000 at 08:08:40PM -0800, Matthew Dharm wrote:
> Depending on the type of device you have and how you use it, it can either:
> (1) Work properly
> (2) Corrupt your data
> (3) Crash the driver
> (4) Crash your system

The reboot was about Iomega's Zip Drive under 2.2.18pre21:

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=00/12/11/2355217&threshold=0&commentsort=1&mode=thread&cid=110

> It's allready labeled EXPERIMENTAL. Perhaps it should be labeled
> DANGEROUS, also, but how many labels can you put on things to warn people
> off?

Hmm, where? I don't see an (EXPERIMENTAL) in
Documentation/Configure.help:

USB Mass Storage support
CONFIG_USB_STORAGE
Say Y here if you want to connect USB mass storage devices to your
computer's USB port.

This code is also available as a module ( = code which can be
inserted in and removed from the running kernel whenever you want).
The module will be called usb-storage.o. If you want to compile it
as a module, say M here and read Documentation/modules.txt.

USB Mass Storage verbose debug
CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_DEBUG
Say Y here in order to have the USB Mass Storage code generate
verbose debugging messages.

Maybe it's only enabled when you set CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL? I don't know, because I enabled
it to just set CONFIG_FB.

> On Wed, Dec 13, 2000 at 01:41:54AM -0200, Frédéric L . W . Meunier wrote:
> > What's the real status of the mass storage backport to 2.2.18?
> > Some people report it can corrupt your data, another that it
> > rebooted his computer while doing a large trasnfer, and so on.
> >
> > If it's not good, shouldn't it be removed or labeled
> > DANGEROUS? BTW, where can I see a list of what's backported
> > and working without major problems?

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