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Date:   Fri, 31 Aug 2018 20:54:34 -0700
From:   Greg KH <>
To:     Pavel Machek <>
Cc:     Linus Torvalds <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Arnd Bergmann <>,
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] Char/Misc driver patches for 4.19-rc1

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 01:19:36PM +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> > 	- 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.

Given that no such code seems to be showing up any year soon, that's a
request that we will just have to deal with if it ever shows up.

What we have now in the tree is good enough for now.

greg k-h

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