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    SubjectRe: [linux-usb-devel] why was MODALIAS removed from usb kernel events? [u]
    On Fri, 17 Aug 2007, Andreas Jellinghaus [c] wrote:

    > removes MODALIAS from one of the events, this breaks user space applications
    > like openct - everything that depends on getting an event that has both the
    > DEVICE= path to the usb device and any information on the interface, so it
    > can check if the device is something it supports (in case of openct:
    > smart card reader, i.e. bInterfaceClass 0b).

    There is no MODALIAS for these events because there are no drivers for
    the devices they report. Perhaps you should be looking at
    usb_if_uevent() in drivers/usb/core/message.c instead. Is the problem
    that this routine doesn't set DEVICE, BUSNUM, or DEVNUM?

    Alan Stern

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