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    SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] remove the obsolete raw driver
    On Fri, May 20, 2005 at 06:25:05PM -0700, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
    >> 9 point releases is nowhere long enough. This removal needs to wait for
    >> similar amounts of time as other removed interfaces (c.f. devfs, which
    >> is far more offensive).
    >> In general there are staging rules for this sort of affair, and although
    >> I'm no expert in their fine points, nor can I even say what the exact
    >> criteria are, but it's rather clear in this instance it's over the line.
    >> I suspect a major release, planned as a staging ground for things like
    >> e.g. this and removing devfs, would be the most appropriate time for it.

    On Sat, May 21, 2005 at 09:41:10AM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
    > The current rules are simply "put it for 6-12 months in
    > Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt and remove it then".
    > 2.6.3 is more than a year go, and the date when the raw driver was
    > declared obsolete predates the introduction of
    > feature-removal-schedule.txt (at that time, we were still in the belief
    > a 2.7 kernel would come some day).

    This sounds a little shaky but I'll let someone higher up roll dice or
    whatever to decide.

    -- wli
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