v3.17-rc3 gained (well, it was present before in staging) an interesting new
tristate "USB/IP support"
depends on USB && NET
This enables pushing USB packets over IP to allow remote
machines direct access to USB devices. It provides the
USB/IP core that is required by both drivers.
For more details, and to get the userspace utility
programs, please see <http://usbip.sourceforge.net/>.
To compile this as a module, choose M here: the module will
be called usbip-core.
If unsure, say N.
Hence USB is no longer limited to Ataris with NetUSBee, but can be used
"by proxy" on all network-enabled m68k machines.
Have fun with webcams, TV-cards, ...
Do you think we should enable (modular, of course) USB and its myriads of
drivers in all defconfigs now?
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- firstname.lastname@example.org
In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds