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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] pci_ids: remove non-referenced symbols from pci_ids.h
    Dave Jones wrote:
    > On Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 05:00:11PM -0700, Linux Kernel wrote:
    > > tree 68609a74c3bc43e510f58f9c808a0a74e9d23452
    > > parent 4153812fc10ea91cb1a7b6ea4f4337dd211c1ef7
    > > author Grant Coady <gcoady@gmail.com> Thu, 29 Sep 2005 11:06:40 +1000
    > > committer Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de> Sat, 29 Oct 2005 05:36:59 -0700
    > >
    > > [PATCH] pci_ids: remove non-referenced symbols from pci_ids.h
    > >
    > > pci_ids.h cleanup: removed non-referenced symbols, compile tested
    > > with 'make allmodconfig'
    > >
    > > Signed-off-by: Grant Coady <gcoady@gmail.com>
    > > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
    >
    > This patch is removing some PCI idents from drivers that are currently
    > marked BROKEN on some/all architectures. It seems counterproductive
    > to create even more work to get those drivers fixed.

    Nobody cares, the drivers are dying of bit-rot :)

    > Especially in the case of for eg, the advansys scsi driver, which
    > actually works for some people, even though it isn't updated to use
    > modern scsi layer interfaces.

    Any positive suggestions? How many years does a driver remain
    broken before it gets removed? These drivers don't compile cleanly
    thus are not in use, no? Perhaps a set of patches scheduling
    removal is in order.

    Grant.
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