Pete Zaitcev (zaitcev(a)redhat.com) said:
> *Why* do they need the capability? Users *should not care*
> 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. :)