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    SubjectRe: EXPORT_SYMBOL generates "is deprecated" noise
    On Sunday 07 August 2005 22:15, Russell King wrote:
    > On Sun, Aug 07, 2005 at 11:07:59AM -0700, Martin J. Bligh wrote:
    > > I'm getting lots of errors like this nowadays:
    > >
    > > drivers/serial/8250.c:2651: warning: `register_serial' is deprecated
    > > (declared at drivers/serial/8250.c:2607)
    > >
    > > Which is just: "EXPORT_SYMBOL(register_serial);"
    > >
    > > Sorry, but that's just compile-time noise, not anything useful.
    > > Warning on real usages of it might be handy (we can go fix the users)
    > > but not EXPORT_SYMBOL - we can't kill the export until the function
    > > goes away. The more noise we have, the harder it is to see real errors
    > > and warnings.
    > I don't know why I bother with __deprecated - I haven't seen much
    > evidence of the users of these functions being cleaned up, so I
    > think we might as well just delete the functions and _force_ people
    > to fix their code. That unfortunately seems to be the only way to
    > get things done in this day and age, which is rather sad if that's
    > what it takes to kick people into action.

    Was it ever different?

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