Re: [PATCH] usb/net/asix_devices: Add USBNET HG20F9 ethernet dongle

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Feb 25 2013 - 23:23:52 EST

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 02:47:12PM +1030, Glen Turner wrote:
> This USB ethernet adapter was purchased in anodyne packaging
> marked "USB2.0 to LAN" from the computer store adjacent to
> 2013 in Canberra (Australia). A web search
> shows other recent purchasers in Lancaster (UK) and Seattle
> (USA). Just like an emergent virus, our age of e-commerce and
> airmail allows underdocumented hardware to spread around the
> world instantly using the vector of ridiculously low prices.
> Paige Thompson, infected via eBay, discovered that the HG20F9
> is a copy of the Asix 88772B; many viruses copy the RNA of
> other viruses. See Paige's work at
> <>.
> This patch uses her discovery to update the restructured Asix
> driver in the current kernel.
> The spread of viruses is often accompanied by rumours. It is
> rumoured that the HG20F9 has extensions to to provide gigabit
> ethernet. This patch does not chase that chimera.
> Just as some viruses inhabit seemingly-healthy cells, the
> HG20F9 uses the Vendor ID 0x066b assigned to Linksys Inc.
> For the present there is no clash of Product ID 0x20f9.
> Signed-off-by: Glen Turner <gdt@xxxxxxxxx>

That is the best "add a new device id" changelog entry I have _ever_
seen. Wonderful job:

Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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