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SubjectRe: EXPORT_SYMBOL generates "is deprecated" noise
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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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