Re: [linux-usb-devel] Re: Re : ANN: Linux 2.2 driver compatibility toolkit

From: Johannes Erdfelt (
Date: Wed Jun 12 2002 - 19:36:20 EST

On Wed, Jun 12, 2002, Greg KH <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 12, 2002 at 04:50:30PM -0700, Jean Tourrilhes wrote:
> > Don't rush, I'm not sure if you are done with USB
> > changes. When the new HCD stuff will be in, I'm sure you will find
> > something else to tinker with.
> Heh, I _know_ I'm not done with USB changes :)
> I'll just be backporting the ones that are now stable, and have been in
> the tree for a long time. I'll not be backporting all of the new HCD
> drivers for one.
> Here's what I think I'll change in 2.4.20 that is now in the 2.5 tree:
> - update the USB documentation
> - remove the horrible typedefs in usb.h
> - change usb_submit_urb and usb_alloc_urb apis

Do you think it's a good idea to change the API in a stable kernel

> - add new drivers
> - backport the usb-serial api and locking changes
> And that will probably be enough for 2.4.20. In the meantime, the USB
> changes in 2.5 will continue on, giving us more fodder to backport in
> 2.4.21, not to mention 2.2.22 :)

The rest sound good to me.


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