Re: [PATCH] rt2x00: Get rid of duplicate usb id from rt2500usb

From: Pavel Roskin
Date: Thu Sep 03 2009 - 11:12:00 EST

On Thu, 2009-09-03 at 16:18 +0200, Ivo Van Doorn wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 1:55 PM, John W. Linville<linville@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 03, 2009 at 02:42:20PM +0300, Amit Kucheria wrote:
> >> USB_DEVICE(0x148f, 0x2573) is served by the rt73usb driver where it is already
> >> defined. Remove it from rt2500usb.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Amit Kucheria <amit.kucheria@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Cc: Ivo van Doorn <IvDoorn@xxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > IIRC there are IDs that are used by different devices where rt73usb
> > covers one device and the rt2500usb covers another. Are you sure
> > this is not one of those?
> Yes, I believe this particular ID was already discussed some time ago
> on this list. This is one of the infamous duplicate IDs. (Fortunately not
> one of those infamous Linksys devices with 5 different chipsets for the
> same ID).

The famous Linksys devices can be distinguished by the textual PCMCIA
ID. In this case, there is no reliable way to distinguish the devices
without trying the drivers. I tried and could not find any difference
between "lsusb -v" output for the devices said to be supported by
rt2500usb and rt73usb.

Pavel Roskin
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