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Date:   Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:19:36 +0200
From:   Pavel Machek <>
To:     Greg KH <>
Cc:     Linus Torvalds <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Arnd Bergmann <>,
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] Char/Misc driver patches for 4.19-rc1


> 	- gnss, finally an in-kernel GPS subsystem to try to tame all of
> 	  the crazy out-of-tree drivers that have been floating around
> 	  for years, combined with some really hacky userspace
> 	  implementations.  This is only for GNSS receivers, but you
> 	  have to start somewhere, and this is great to see.

Yes, it  is labeled as a GPS subsystem, but there's nothing GPS
specific in there; it does not understand the data, it just passes
around bytes.

Which would not be a problem, except that it takes /dev/gnssX
namespace, so when we need to introduce hardware abstraction for
GPS, we will not have suitable names available.

I believe this should be fixed before we are stuck with bad ABI

(cesky, pictures)

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