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SubjectRe: [PATCH] usb: host: Faraday fotg210-hcd driver
On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 10:43:56AM -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Jun 2013, Yuan-Hsin Chen wrote:
>
> > > In that case, no, you should be figuring out how to refactor and reuse
> > > the EHCI code instead of copying it straight into your driver.
> >
> > I was trying to use ehci-platform.c, anonymous union/struct, and quirk
> > flags to avoid copying EHCI code.
> > But there are too big incompatibilities between fotg210/fusbh200
> > controller and EHCI.
> > That's why Alan agreed that I could create a stand-alone driver for
> > fusbh200 host controller.
> > Since fotg210 and fusbh200 have the same issue, fotg210 hcd is
> > supposed to be stand-alone.
> > More details please refer to mail sequence
> > http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg83812.html
>
> That's right. The patch's description mentions some of the
> incompatibilities. In short, the Faraday controllers are a _very_
> noncompliant EHCI variant. The changes needed to make ehci-hcd work
> with them were too invasive IMO.
>
> It's a shame, because so much of the code is the same. It makes you
> want to go back and ask those Faraday engineers what they were thinking
> of at the time.

Ah, ok, that's too bad. I understand why the code can't be refactored.

Sarah Sharp


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