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SubjectRe: mourning the loss of David Brownell
On Mon, 4 Apr 2011, Greg KH wrote:

> As I have seen this tangentally mentioned already a few times
> publically, I figured it warranted it's own announcement now.
> Linux has lost a great developer with the passing of David Brownell
> recently and he will be greatly missed.

David made contributions to a large number of areas in the Linux
kernel. Even a quick look through MAINTAINERS will show that he worked
on USB controllers (OHCI, EHCI, OMAP and others), USB gadgets, USB
networking, and SPI. He was influential in the core USB design (the
HCD "glue" layer and the scatter-gather library) and the development of
Power Management (system sleep and the USB PM implementation). His
designs were elegant and his code was always a pleasure to read.

He also was a big help to me personally, assisting in my initial entry
to USB core development. And he was the first person I met at the
first Linux conference I attended. I too will miss him.

Alan Stern

PS: A photo of David taken at the 2008 Linux Kernel Summit is available

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