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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] strip: move driver to staging
On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 09:06:27AM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Oct 2009 14:17:07 +0900 John W. Linville wrote:
> > Move the strip ("Starmode Radio IP") driver to drivers/staging. For
> > several years this driver has only seen API "bombing-run" changes, and
> > few people ever had the hardware. This driver represents unnecessary
> > ongoing maintenance for no clear benefit.
> >
> > This patch brought to you by the "hacking" session at the 2009 Kernel
> > Summit in Tokyo, Japan...
> is drivers/staging/ a temporary home or a permanent home?

I would presume it to be "permanent until removed"...

> so no explanation of what it means to be in drivers/staging/ and
> no warning to users? either in Kconfig or in feature-removal-schedule.txt?

Moving it to staging _is_ the warning. As for the removal schedule,
I imagined that Greg would "do the needful" before actually removing
the driver.

John W. Linville Someday the world will need a hero, and you might be all we have. Be ready.

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