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Re: USB/IP support?

Hi Geert,

On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 9:08 PM, Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org> wrote:
> v3.17-rc3 gained (well, it was present before in staging) an interesting new
> feature:
> config USBIP_CORE
>         tristate "USB/IP support"
>         depends on USB && NET
>         ---help---
>           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.

Nice ... that's something I have been looking for occasionally.

> 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?

I would not go quite that far. Test a few things like USB storage
first, perhaps.



> Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
>                         Geert
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