On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 02:01:18PM -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
Pete Zaitcev (zaitcev(a)redhat.com) said:
> > *Why* do they need the capability? Users *should not care* which
> > driver they use - if they do, one of them needs fixed.
> Well, such is the theory, but in practice making an alternative driver
> to handle all cases creates an impossibly high barrier to entry.
> The common solution is to pass known-good devices from old driver to
> new driver (e.g. 8139too, e100). This is, unfortunately, impossible
> in case of USB storage.
That's what I'm asking - why is it impossible? We've turned off
things like eepro100, so I'm not sure why disabling usb-storage
for X, Y, and Z would be a problem. After all, anything left couldn't
be worse than firewire. :)
The most obvious one to me is things like eepro100 supported
about a dozen cards. usb-storage supports thousands of devices.
Whitelisting those isn't really practical.