RFC: blow Ethernet-over-USB into a module

Andy Green andy at openmoko.com
Wed Jul 30 18:47:12 CEST 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
| Andy Green wrote:
|> This patch stops making Ethernet-over-USB as a built-in and makes it a
|> module instead.  If you use NFS like that you will hate it.
| Hmm, I understand the goal. Unfortunately, this also means that having
| bad modules can now prevent you from ssh'ing in even more easily :-(

I realize it's contentious.  You are right, it is less convenient if you
were in the situation you had userspace up and got an IP allocated, etc,
but your modules were broken.

Personally, I don't use our dist config and use one with many more
drivers as built-in anyway.  Someone could recover by DFU-ing this kind
of kernel in.

Bad modules is a repeated problem in the wild we need to solve anyway.
And if your modules are bad, currently they can trash your kernel making
an even worse problem.

Is anyone using NFS over USB Ethernet?

- -Andy
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