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SubjectRe: [PATCH 09/10] usb: Add USB subsystem notifications [ver #3]
On Thu, 6 Jun 2019, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 06, 2019 at 10:24:18AM -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> > On Thu, 6 Jun 2019, David Howells wrote:
> >
> > > Add a USB subsystem notification mechanism whereby notifications about
> > > hardware events such as device connection, disconnection, reset and I/O
> > > errors, can be reported to a monitoring process asynchronously.
> >
> > USB I/O errors covers an awfully large and vague field. Do we really
> > want to include them? I'm doubtful.
>
> See the other patch on the linux-usb list that wanted to start adding
> KOBJ_CHANGE notifications about USB "i/o errors".

That patch wanted to add notifications only for enumeration failures
(assuming you're talking about the patch from Eugeniu Rosca), not I/O
errors in general.

> So for "severe" issues, yes, we should do this, but perhaps not for all
> of the "normal" things we see when a device is yanked out of the system
> and the like.

Then what counts as a "severe" issue? Anything besides enumeration
failure?

Alan Stern

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