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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add new categories of DEPRECATED and OBSOLETE.
    On Thu, 18 Jan 2007, Cedric Le Goater wrote:

    > Robert P. J. Day wrote:
    > > Next to EXPERIMENTAL, add two new kernel config categories of
    > > DEPRECATED and OBSOLETE.
    >
    > What about adding some printks when DEPRECATED and OBSOLETE are set
    > ? like in print_tainted() for example.

    i preferred to introduce this as a non-intrusive change, which didn't
    *require* any change to actual source code or header files. note that
    you can add these two new categories (and any other categories you
    can dream up) without changing *anything* else about the build
    process. and once those two categories are in the init/Kconfig file,
    subsystem maintainers can, on their own time, make the appropriate
    changes to their subsystems. it's all perfectly voluntary.

    also, code that's deprecated can still be tagged with
    "__attribute__((deprecated))" in the source code.

    rday
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