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SubjectRe: [PATCH] add feature-removal-schedule.txt documentation
On Fri, Jan 07, 2005 at 12:23:35AM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 03:56:34PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 03:26:21PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > Which begs the question "how do we ever get rid of these things when we
> > > have no projected date for Linux-2.8"?
> > > I'd propose:
> > >
> > > a) Create Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt which describes
> > > things which are going away, when, why, who is involved, etc.
> >
> > Ok, I'll bite, here's a patch that does just that. Look good?
>
> another item:
>
>
> What: unused exports that don't make sense as general APIs
> When: as soon as noticed
> Files: all
> Why: Unused functions bloat the kernel and wrong exported functions
> will make external driver authors write code that's buggy and
> unmaintainable.
> Who: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> & others.

Heh, yeah right, might as well just add the following also if we are in
the CYA mode:

What: Broken function parameters and entire functions
When: As soon as noticed
Files: All
Why: See Documentation/stable_api_nonesense.txt for why this is
necessary.
Who: Greg Kroah-Hartman <greg@kroah.com> and others.


But I think this file is for specific things, the above, and your entry,
shouldn't be needed. Well, I would hope so, but odds are it might be
necessary just to keep from answering the same questions all the time...

thanks,

greg k-h

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