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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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