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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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