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SubjectRe: [PATCH] usb: serial: Perform verification for FTDI FT232R devices
On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 01:52:24AM -0700, russ.dill@gmail.com wrote:
> From: Russ Dill <Russ.Dill@gmail.com>
>
> This patch provides the FTDI genuine product verification steps
> as contained within the new 2.12.00 official release. It ensures
> that counterfeiters don't exploit engineering investment made
> by FTDI. Counterfeit ICs are destroying innovation in the
> industry.
>
> FTDI recommends that to guarantee genuine FTDI products
> please purchase either from FTDI directly or an authorised
> distributor.
>
> This is definitely not targeting end users - if you're unsure if
> ICs are genuine then please don't use the drivers.
>
> Signed-off-by: Russ Dill <Russ.Dill@gmail.com>
> ---
> drivers/usb/serial/ftdi_sio.c | 111 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> drivers/usb/serial/ftdi_sio.h | 41 ++++++++++++++++
> 2 files changed, 151 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Funny patch, you should have saved it for April 1, otherwise people
might have actually taken this seriously :)

Patches as performance art, now I've seen everything...

greg k-h


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