On 08/10/2017 04:06 PM, James Bottomley wrote:
> On Thu, 2017-08-10 at 09:09 +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>> No device support in Linux is unsupported, sorry.  I think we're
>> getting into the corporate bullshit game a little too much here.
> I think there are two different definitions of supported here.  To us,
> any device to which the driver attaches is "supported".  However, if
> it's never been tested before it may not work very well.  In the Linux
> way, we'll try to fix the bugs when they're reported and in that sense
> we support the device until nothing in the kernel attaches to its ids
> anymore.
> In the corporate world "supported" means we'll sell you a contract
> giving you certain rights to report bugs and have us fix them.  There
> are definite reasons why corporations only support a small range of new
> devices, even though devices not on this list may still be attached to
> by the driver and thus we (Linux Community) would try to fix the bug
> reports for.
> I think what you're basically asking for is a different name for the
> flag, which is fine?  how about 'legacy' instead?
Sure, no problem with that.



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