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Re: [PATCH] reset USB controller

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] reset USB controller
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 13:33:24 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 04:36:51PM +0300, Mikko Rantalainen wrote:
> >> Is there some way we can make this simpler without compromising on boot
> >> speed?  Adding more setup burden to the user should be the last ressort
> >> IMO.
> >>
> > [...]
> > Another usage is if OS doesn't deal with situation correctly.
> > [...]
> > If you consider this patch too hackish it can stay in my repo and
> > people who really need can be said to use my repo or external module.
> > If you consider this tweak possibility reasonable we can merge it
> I don't know if the code quality is up to the requirements for getting
> in the official trunk but I don't think that any method to deal with
> broken BIOS or hardware cannot be too hackish. If the hardware (and this
> includes the firmware) is broken and there's some hack that can make it
> usable, just apply the hack. IMHO.

Working around broken BIOS or hardware can be ok.  It's putting burden on the
user what sounds problematic.

Robert Millan

  The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
  how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
  still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."

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