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Date:	Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:53:49 +0200
From:	Frans Klaver <fransklaver@...il.com>
To:	Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
Cc:	russ.dill@...il.com,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linux-usb@...r.kernel.org" <linux-usb@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] usb: serial: Perform verification for FTDI FT232R devices

On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:40 AM, Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 01:52:24AM -0700, russ.dill@...il.com wrote:
>> From: Russ Dill <Russ.Dill@...il.com>
>>
>> This patch provides the FTDI genuine product verification steps
>> as contained within the new 2.12.00 official release. It ensures
>> that counterfeiters don't exploit engineering investment made
>> by FTDI. Counterfeit ICs are destroying innovation in the
>> industry.
>>
>> FTDI recommends that to guarantee genuine FTDI products
>> please purchase either from FTDI directly or an authorised
>> distributor.
>>
>> This is definitely not targeting end users - if you're unsure if
>> ICs are genuine then please don't use the drivers.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Russ Dill <Russ.Dill@...il.com>
>> ---
>>  drivers/usb/serial/ftdi_sio.c | 111 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>>  drivers/usb/serial/ftdi_sio.h |  41 ++++++++++++++++
>>  2 files changed, 151 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> Funny patch, you should have saved it for April 1, otherwise people
> might have actually taken this seriously :)
>
> Patches as performance art, now I've seen everything...

This just made my day :)
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