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SubjectRe: [PATCH] usb/hid: The HID Simple Driver Interface 0.4.1 (core)
On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 04:18:37PM +0100, Marcel Holtmann wrote:
> Hi Dmitry,
> > > > > I still have the same objection - the "simple'" code will have to be
> > > > > compiled into the driver instead of being a separate module and
> > > > > eventyally will lead to a monster-size HID module. We have this issue
> > > > > with psmouse to a degree but with HID the growth potential is much
> > > > > bigger IMO.
> > >
> > > I guess that this paragraph wasn't for me, but rather for the author of
> > > the HID Simple Driver proposal, am I right?
> >
> > Yes, mainly for him but also for you because we need to be able to do
> > what Li Yu is trying to do and be able to tweak HID interfaces.
> >
> > ...
> >
> > > This split is quite painful, as there are many things happening in USB all
> > > the time, so the best way seem to be just to perform big split (with
> > > needed changes) at once, and then develop other things on top of it (like
> > > hidraw).
> >
> > Is there any reason why we can't mecanically move everything into
> > drivers/hid right now? Then Greg could simply forward all patches he
> > gets for HID your way and you won't have hard time merging your work
> > with others...
> I fully agree. Lets move and split the transports now and start the work
> on top of it. My only concern is to have a clean Git tree to the full
> history of HID changes stay intact and will trackable. Some quirk
> decisions and other stuff is not obvious and I assume will never be when
> it comes to broken HID devices.
> So do you have pending HID patches. If yes, please sync them with Linus
> and Jiri can setup a clean tree for the move.

I have no pending HID patches in my queue right now. Jiri, feel free to
respin your patches against Linus's tree and send them to me now. I can
handle the git stuff and send them to Linus.


greg k-h
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