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SubjectRe: Problems with printk logs and my driver
On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 9:51 PM, Alan Stern <> wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Sep 2015, Jiri Kosina wrote:
>> On Wed, 23 Sep 2015, Alan Stern wrote:
>> > Your mistake was thinking that the driver for your keyboard is usbkbd.
>> > It isn't. It's usbhid, as you can see in the "lsusb -t" output above.
>> As Eric is absolutely not the first person ever who got confused by this
>> (and I can certainly understand the reasons for this confusion), I've been
>> thinking for quite some time already about renaming this driver (and
>> usbmouse as well). We'd probably want to make obvious from the name that
>> this isn't regular usb keyboard driver.
>> Any opinions on usbkbd-simple or usbkbd-dummy? The most accurate would of
>> course be usbkbd-boot, but that might be equally confusing.
> I prefer -simple over -dummy. Even better would be usbkbd-alt.
>> The drawback I can see in renaming the driver is various embedded folks
>> having he name hardcoded in their scripts.
> Yes, that's a real problem. Similar considerations apply to .config
> files, if you also change the Kconfig symbol name.

Maybe a better description on Kconfig and/or comments on source code
it's enough.

Because breaking that compatibility just because of a name doesn't
sound really appealing. I had previously denied patches for breaking
compatibility by making things correct.


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