Re: [PATCHv5 2/3] USB: gadget: Use new composite features in some gadgets

From: David Brownell
Date: Fri Jul 30 2010 - 18:01:57 EST

> > That's too extreme; the original handful of
> > NetChip IDs were (and are!!) correctly assigned,
> > and there's no reason to change them. In fact,
> > there's a lot of reason to continue using them
> > while config files and drivers expect to see
> > those specific IDs (as is reasonable). That's
> > to avoid breaking working configs...
> True, I was thinking that for the class-type devices, we
> could use the
> linux foundation vid, as changing them shouldn't
> matter right?

There are INF files using NetChip IDs, so
changing them would break stuff.

Newer interfaces using new VIDS/PIDS? Fine.
> Or does Windows really care about the vid/pid for
> a class device somehow?

My understanding is that it does, since it really
doesn't have a good concept of "class" being the
generic thing. INF files embed VIDS/PIDS even
for drivers implementing class specs. MSFT was
being stupid again...

- Dave

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