Putting a lid on USB power
Posted Jun 8, 2006 22:12 UTC (Thu) by giraffedata
Parent article: Putting a lid on USB power
The fact is, however, that running hardware outside of its specifications is always a dangerous thing to do.
I guess I didn't follow the explanation. What hardware is being run outside its specs? You have a USB device designed to draw 150 mA. It's the only thing on the USB bus and the host port is designed to supply 500 mA. Linux knows all this and allows the device to join the system. What's wrong with that?
Others are talking about losing data. How does the old Linux behavior lose data where the new one doesn't?
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