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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] Start of removal of legacy parallel interfaces for 3.0
On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 20:42, Jens Axboe <> wrote:
> On 2011-05-24 20:37, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Jens Axboe <> wrote:
>>> With the 3.0 kernel approaching, now is a great time to get rid of some
>>> legacy bagage. And what better part to start with than the old IDE code.
>>> Parallel interfaces are so 1990's, we can't be seen with those on a
>>> fancy new kernel version.


>> No.
>> Guys. Really.
>> Any version numbering change is *not* an excuse to drop any old stuff,
>> or do anything new and exciting.
> Boy, you guys sure are humorless. I would've thought the reference to
> killing SCSI next would be a good clue.
> So we can't kill x86 32-bit either?

I wouldn't object to that one. Finally a good reason to kick admins
who still run
32-bit distros on 64-bit machines ;-)

Serious... Rumor says there's even a new 32-bit ABI for x86...


Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
                                -- Linus Torvalds
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