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SubjectRe: any chance of 2.6.0-test*?

On 2003.01.10 Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Dave Jones wrote:
> >
> > What's happening with the OSS drivers ?
> > I'm still carrying a few hundred KB of changes from 2.4 for those.
> > I'm not going to spent a day splitting them up, commenting them and pushing
> > to Linus if we're going to be dropping various drivers.
>
> I consider them to be old drivers, the same way "hd.c" was. Not
> necessarily useful for most people, but neither was hd.c. And it was
> around for a _long_ time (heh. I needed to check. The config option is
> still there ;)
>
> So I don't see a huge reason to remove them from the sources, but we might
> well make them harder to select by mistake, for example. Right now the
> config help files aren't exactly helpful, and the OSS choice is before the
> ALSA one, which looks wrong.
>
> They should probably be marked deprecated, and if they don't get a lot of
> maintenance, that's fine.
>
> Linus

As there is a CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL, how about a CONFIG_DEPRECATED for the
opposite edge ?

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