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Re: "nousb" poll



On Sat, 2008-11-22 at 10:35 -0700, Pete Zaitcev wrote:
> Hi, Everyone:
> 
> Kernel upstream again had some build issues related to the "nousb"
> parameter (it's being switched to core_param() API now). This got me
> wondering if it's still useful now that we have kernels unified for
> installation and normal work. It was introduced initially to work
> around the issues with the crippled i386 kernel. So, the question:
> does anyone still use "nousb"? If yes, please let me know.
Yes, I am.

Typically on older machines,
* which don't have USB.
* on which USB is too uneffective to be useful (e.g. only have USB-1.x)
* on which USB is not supposed to be used.

>  Maybe
> I can just fix something in ACPI table parsing for you. My goal is
> to drop "nousb" in Fedora 11.

<sigh/> another nail in Fedora's coffin on low end platforms?

Ralf



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