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    SubjectRe: RFC: removing the dgrs net driver
    On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 06:19:32PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
    > Based on the information in the email forwarded below I'd remove the
    > dgrs net driver (this wasn't the first driver shipped with the kernel
    > without any hardware ever produced...).
    >
    > Is this OK or is there any doubt whether this information is true?
    >
    > cu
    > Adrian

    ok thanks for doing this,
    as the reporter was to lazy to cook up a proper patch for that.

    there is zero bug report for dgrs on the debian bts nor did i find
    one in bugzilla.kernel.org. redhat guys might want to verify on their
    side.


    > ----- Forwarded message from Nathanael Nerode <neroden@fastmail.fm> -----
    >
    > Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 13:00:12 -0400
    > From: Nathanael Nerode <neroden@fastmail.fm>
    > To: netdev@vger.kernel.org
    > Subject: Please remove useless dgrs driver
    >
    > An official email from digi.com to Andres Salomon <dilinger@debian.org>
    > explained:
    >
    > Dear Andres:
    >
    > After further research, we found that this product was killed in place
    > and never reached the market. We would like to request that this not be
    > included.
    >
    > Copy at http://wiki.debian.org/KernelFirmwareLicensing (this was discovered
    > during research into firmware licensing).
    >
    > The drgs driver is useless (no hardware to drive) and should be removed.
    > The files which should be deleted from the tree are:
    > drivers/net/dgrs.c
    > drivers/net/dgrs.h
    > drivers/net/dgrs_es4h.h
    > drivers/net/dgrs_plx9060.h
    > drivers/net/dgrs_i82596.h
    > drivers/net/dgrs_ether.h
    > drivers/net/dgrs_asstruct.h
    > drivers/net/dgrs_bcomm.h
    > drivers/net/dgrs_firmware.c
    >
    > It will probably also be necessary to delete some stuff from drivers/net/Kconfig
    > and drivers/net/Makefile, but I assume that this will be trivial for any
    > net maintainer.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for doing this.
    >
    > --
    > Nathanael Nerode <neroden@fastmail.fm>
    >
    > "(Instead, we front-load the flamewars and grudges in
    > the interest of efficiency.)" --Steve Lanagasek,
    > http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/09/msg01056.html
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