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SubjectRe: time for some drivers to be removed?
Adrian Bunk writes:
> On Tue, Aug 05, 2003 at 03:35:10PM +0200, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
> >
> > ftape-4.04? That's been a non-integrated external package for ages and ages.
> > I doubt there's been any updates in it for 2.5/2.6 kernels.
> >...
>
> Is there a good reason why it wasn't / isn't integrated?

Claus-Justus (the official maintainer) never bothered doing it.

> > Given how few still use these antiques (my "fast" Conner/Seagate drive gives
> > 150KBps backup speed, wow!) I think simply maintaining status quo is the most
> > reasonable use of peoples' time.
>
> The problem is that 2.6 doesn't maintain the status quo - it's no longer
> possible to use ftape on a SMP workstation.

Yes, but fixing that one problem is probably a lot less work than merging ftape-4.
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