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SubjectRe: drivers/block/ub.c
On Sat, Jun 26, 2004 at 01:06:45PM -0700, Pete Zaitcev wrote:
> Hi, guys,
>
> I have drafted up an implementation of a USB storage driver as I wish
> it done (called "ub"). The main goal of the project is to produce a driver
> which never oopses, and above all, never locks up the machine. To this
> point I did all my debugging while running X11 and yapping on IRC. If this
> goal requires to sacrifice performance, so be it. This is how ub differs
> from the usb-storage.
>
> The current usb-storage works quite well on servers where netdump can
> be brought to bear, but on desktop its debuggability leaves some room
> for improvement. In all other respects, it is superior to ub. Since
> characteristics of usb-storage and ub are different I expect them to
> coexist potentially indefinitely (if ub finds any use at all).
>
> Please refer to the attached patch. It is quite raw, for instance the
> disconnect is not processed at all, although I do have a plan for it.
> This posting is largely a "release early release often" excercise, as
> Papa ESR taught us. But you can see the design outline clearly now,
> I hope, and I'm interested in feedback on that.


I can't comment on the USB portions, but the rest seems sane to me.

Jeff



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