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SubjectRe: [PATCH] option: Improve Quectel EP06 detection
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On 9/12/2018 23:57, Kristian Evensen wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 6:32 PM Lars Melin <larsm17@gmail.com> wrote:
>> You have chosen a platform which has limited usb resources and want to
>> solve that problem by adjusting the device driver?
>
> No, you asked for a good reason for why disabling and not just
> ignoring an interface makes sense, and I think that supporting
> multiple EP06 on platforms with limited endpoints qualifies as a
> reason. My motivation behind this patch and modifying the driver, is
> to make the driver work with the different options/combinations
> supported by the modem. The platforms I am working on merely triggered
> the error and inspired the change.
>
>> Why don't you just unbind those interfaces which you are not using and
>> which are eating up your usb resources?
>
> As far as I know, unbinding interfaces from the driver does not free
> up the memory allocated to the interface by/on the USB controller. I
> also tried, just in case, and the output from lsusb is the same
> regardless of bind/unbind.
>
> Btw, the patch for the QMI driver has been accepted, since you
> mentioned that driver earlier. So the assumption about interface four
> is removed from there.
>
> BR,
> Kristian
>

That the patch has qmi-wwan patch has been accepted does not change the
fact that you are solving your problems in the wrong end.
You are using the OEM re-branding AT cmd to change the interface
composition without changing the vid and pid at the same time, this is a
big donut and the whole reason for why you have submitted patches which
shouldn't be needed.


rgds
/Lars


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