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SubjectRe: overdue items in feature-removal-schedule
On Mon, 3 Dec 2007 11:58:07 -0500
Erez Zadok <> wrote:

> Linus, Andrew, Christoph,
> There are 29 listed items in feature-removal-schedule.txt. 11 of those have
> dates or kernel versions that have passed, including this one:
> What: remove EXPORT_SYMBOL(kernel_thread)
> When: August 2006

That means they were proposed a long time ago and people were given
plenty of time to stop using them.
> One feature (removal of sys_sysctl) is listed for September 2010: are we
> really able to predict the future with this much accuracy?

The sysctl one is fantasy - its a kernel/user ABI so isn't going to be
going anywhere in a hurry.

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