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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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