I left WireX a week ago, and am now working for IBM. What a contrast in the two companies, the internal commitment to Linux that IBM has is amazing. I would have never guessed, and this should be a fun job (basically getting paid to do the things I was doing on my own anyway...)USB
Lots of little things need to be cleaned up. The flaws in the usb-serial drivers keep getting pointed out (the SMP locking is all b0rked) so I will spend some time this week sorting it all out.Hotplug PCI
I wrote a small usb-skeleton.c driver and got lots of good review by a few people on how I messed up the SMP locking on it (any common thread here?...) The usb-skeleton.c driver was written as an example for others, and a good excuse to keep putting off a LJ article that I finally finished about Linux USB drivers. Hope it turned out ok, it seemed pretty messy.
Compaq supprised me with a machine to test out the hotplug PCI patches with. It's a very impressive piece of hardware. I finally got it all set up, and now have quite the room heaters :) I need to work on the drivers a bunch this week also, luckily my day job allows this.