RFC: blow Ethernet-over-USB into a module

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at openmoko.org
Wed Jul 30 19:19:14 CEST 2008

Am Mittwoch 30 Juli 2008 18:47:12 schrieb Andy Green:
> 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?

Yes, all the time. Very useful for developing userland stuff.


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