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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/12] staging: usbip: miscellaneous code cleanup
On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 04:08:07PM -0700, matt mooney wrote:
> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 2:14 PM, Greg KH <> wrote:
> > On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 01:54:12AM -0700, matt mooney wrote:
> >> Hi Greg,
> >>
> >> I am interested in hearing your thoughts on the userspace interface?
> >
> > Which one?  The user/kernel interface?
> Yes.
> >
> >> Even as is, it definitely needs some work. For one thing I was thinking
> >> of removing the debug flag from userspace. The userspace utilites are
> >> not using it anyway, and it is not 100% working yet.
> >
> > I haven't looked at the interface much yet, what is your issue with the
> > debug flag?
> I guess it just added a lot of code (most was actually eliminated in
> the pr_*() change), is not complete, and is inconsistently used. But I
> see that it would be helpful especially due to the amount of debug
> messages printed by default. So ignore that complaint.


> > To make things easier, and allow you to be able to change the userspace
> > interface, I suggest moving the userspace code into the kernel tree, and
> > building it here.  That would allow you to move forward with changing
> > things easier, doing it all in one place allows you to keep stuff in
> > sync, and provides people an easier way to actually get the needed tools
> > to drive the code.
> >
> > What do you think about doing that?
> Sure, I didn't even know that was an option. How do you propose that
> is done though?

We add it to drivers/staging/usbip/userspace/ and build it like the perf
code is built.

> > I've applied a number of these patches, care to respin the others and
> > resend them based on my latest tree?
> Okay, I will do that. I noticed some were missed but that may be
> because they depended on a few of the unapplied ones anyway, so I will
> also resend those as well.

Yes, they couldn't be applied so I didn't.


greg k-h
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