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Date:   Thu, 21 May 2020 08:37:07 -0700
From:   Florian Fainelli <>
To:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Alan Cooper <>
Cc:     Alan Stern <>,
        ": Linux Kernel Mailing List" <>,
        Andy Shevchenko <>,
        DTML <>,
        Krzysztof Kozlowski <>,
        USB list <>,
        Mathias Nyman <>,
        Rob Herring <>,
        Yoshihiro Shimoda <>,
        Andy Shevchenko <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v10 1/5] usb: xhci: Change the XHCI link order in the

On 5/20/2020 11:09 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> A: Top-posting.
> Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?
> A: No.
> Q: Should I include quotations after my reply?
> On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 01:29:45PM -0400, Alan Cooper wrote:
>> Greg, Alan,
>> The other 4 related patches were accepted into usb-next and I just
>> realized that this one didn't make it. This patch will not fix the
>> "insmod out of order" issue, but will help our controllers work with
>> some poorly behaved USB devices when the drivers are builtin.
> As it doesn't solve the real issue, I did not accept this so that you
> all can continue to work on creating a real solution that works for both
> situations (built in and as modules.)
> I thought I said that already...

Your message was not clear to me at least, I understood your message as:
I acknowledge the problem you are trying to solve and accept Al's
solution for the case where modules are built-in, and another solution
should be found for when the modules are built as loadable modules.

But okay, your message is clear now :).

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