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Subject[PATCH v2] usb/ub: deprecate & schedule for removal the "Low Performance USB Block" driver
Deprecate this driver. All devices which can be handled by this driver
can also be handled by the usb-storage driver.

Cc: Pete Zaitcev <zaitcev@redhat.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com>
Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <sebastian@breakpoint.cc>
---
v1..v2: remove "can't use SCSI commands" and "does not use libusual". I meant
libunusual but it probably does not matter.
Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt | 11 +++++++++++
drivers/block/Kconfig | 2 +-
drivers/block/ub.c | 2 ++
3 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt b/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
index a0ffac0..d5dc80f 100644
--- a/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
+++ b/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
@@ -524,3 +524,14 @@ Files: arch/arm/mach-at91/at91cap9.c
Why: The code is not actively maintained and platforms are now hard to find.
Who: Nicolas Ferre <nicolas.ferre@atmel.com>
Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD <plagnioj@jcrosoft.com>
+
+----------------------------
+
+What: Low Performance USB Block driver ("CONFIG_BLK_DEV_UB")
+When: 3.6
+Why: This driver provides support for USB storage devices like "USB
+ sticks". As of now, it is deactivated in Debian, Fedora and
+ Ubuntu. All current users can switch over to usb-storage
+ (CONFIG_USB_STORAGE) which only drawback is the additional SCSI
+ stack.
+Who: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <sebastian@breakpoint.cc>
diff --git a/drivers/block/Kconfig b/drivers/block/Kconfig
index 4e4c8a4..a796407 100644
--- a/drivers/block/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/block/Kconfig
@@ -354,7 +354,7 @@ config BLK_DEV_SX8
Use devices /dev/sx8/$N and /dev/sx8/$Np$M.

config BLK_DEV_UB
- tristate "Low Performance USB Block driver"
+ tristate "Low Performance USB Block driver (deprecated)"
depends on USB
help
This driver supports certain USB attached storage devices
diff --git a/drivers/block/ub.c b/drivers/block/ub.c
index 298ac75..fcec022 100644
--- a/drivers/block/ub.c
+++ b/drivers/block/ub.c
@@ -2440,6 +2440,8 @@ static int __init ub_init(void)
int rc;
int i;

+ pr_info("'Low Performance USB Block' driver is deprecated. "
+ "Please switch to usb-storage\n");
for (i = 0; i < UB_QLOCK_NUM; i++)
spin_lock_init(&ub_qlockv[i]);

--
1.7.9.1

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