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    Subject[2.6 patch] __deprecated_for_modules panic_timeout
    On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 04:56:09PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> wrote:
    > >
    > > I didn't find any possible modular usage in the kernel.
    > >
    >
    > panic_timeout has many in-kernel users and it is used from within a module
    > in 2.4.30.
    >
    > Hence it is easily possible that some out-of-tree code is dependent upon
    > this export, hence I shan't be applying this patch.

    Patch to deprecate it is below.

    cu
    Adrian


    <-- snip -->


    --- linux-2.6.12-rc3-mm2-full/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt.old 2005-05-02 00:03:06.000000000 +0200
    +++ linux-2.6.12-rc3-mm2-full/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt 2005-05-02 00:03:52.000000000 +0200
    @@ -65,0 +66,8 @@
    +
    +---------------------------
    +
    +What: remove EXPORT_SYMBOL(panic_timeout)
    +When: April 2006
    +Files: kernel/panic.c
    +Why: No modular usage in the kernel.
    +Who: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
    --- linux-2.6.12-rc3-mm2-full/include/linux/kernel.h.old 2005-05-02 00:04:02.000000000 +0200
    +++ linux-2.6.12-rc3-mm2-full/include/linux/kernel.h 2005-05-02 00:04:22.000000000 +0200
    @@ -163 +163 @@
    -extern int panic_timeout;
    +extern __deprecated_for_modules int panic_timeout;
    -
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