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    Subject[2.6 patch] schedule the obsolete raw driver for removal
    On Fri, May 20, 2005 at 10:35:58PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
    > On Sat, May 21, 2005 at 02:19:25AM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
    > > Since kernel 2.6.3 the Kconfig text explicitely stated this driver was
    > > obsolete.
    > >
    > > It seems to be time to remove it.
    >
    > As much as I would like to agree with you, no, not yet. Mark it as
    > going to go away in the Documenation/feature-removal.txt file 6-8 months
    > from now (or longer if people object, but no longer than a year) and
    > then after that time expires, we can delete it.

    Patch below.

    > thanks,
    >
    > greg k-h

    cu
    Adrian


    <-- snip -->


    Since kernel 2.6.3 the Kconfig text explicitely stated this driver was
    obsolete.

    It seems to be time to schedule it's removal.

    Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>

    --- linux-2.6.12-mm1-full/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt.old 2005-06-23 12:01:40.000000000 +0200
    +++ linux-2.6.12-mm1-full/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt 2005-06-23 12:04:09.000000000 +0200
    @@ -45,0 +46,8 @@
    +What: RAW driver (CONFIG_RAW_DRIVER)
    +When: December 2005
    +Why: declared obsolete since kernel 2.6.3
    + O_DIRECT can be used instead
    +Who: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
    +
    +---------------------------
    +
    --- linux-2.6.12-mm1-full/drivers/char/Kconfig.old 2005-06-23 12:04:20.000000000 +0200
    +++ linux-2.6.12-mm1-full/drivers/char/Kconfig 2005-06-23 12:04:46.000000000 +0200
    @@ -943,2 +943,2 @@
    - The raw driver is deprecated and may be removed from 2.7
    - kernels. Applications should simply open the device (eg /dev/hda1)
    + The raw driver is deprecated and will be removed soon.
    + Applications should simply open the device (eg /dev/hda1)
    -
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