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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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