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SubjectRe: USB mass storage backport status?
AAAHHHHHHHHHH!

Okay, this must have changed somewhat recently. When last I spoke to Alan
Cox (the maintainer of the 2.2.x code), I told him (and he agreed) that
this code should be marked EXPERIMENTAL. If it's not marked thus in
2.2.18pre21, then it's an error and should be corrected ASAP.

Matt Dharm

On Wed, Dec 13, 2000 at 03:03:11AM -0200, Frédéric L . W . Meunier wrote:
> 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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