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David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>:
> > Otherwise how can you distinguish between dead wood which must be
> > removed and potentially valid symbols referring to code existing only
> > in a remote tree?
>
> By periodically publishing a list of the potentially-obsolete symbols as ESR
> has done, and _not_ removing the ones which people speak up about. It's not
> as if this is something which needs to be done more than about once a year.

Not good enough. In a year, the pile of false positives would get high enough
to make it too hard to spot real bugs like the Aironet mismatch. The whole
point of the cleanup is to be able to mechanize the consistency checks so they
require a minimum of human judgment.
--
<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who
inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government,
they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their
revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it."
-- Abraham Lincoln, 4 April 1861
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