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    SubjectRe: removing existing working drivers via staging
    On Thu 2009-10-15 09:47:26, Greg KH wrote:
    > On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 09:39:51AM -0700, wrote:
    > > however, what I think I saw proposed was to move drivers that need to be
    > > 'cleaned up', to staging and then dropping them if they don't get cleaned.
    > What is "proposed" is the following:
    > - For drivers currently in the kernel tree, that the subsystem
    > maintainer, for whatever reason, feels is obsolete / broken /
    > needs major cleaning / wants to get rid of, can be submitted
    > to the staging maintainer to be moved to the drivers/staging/
    > directory.
    > - For a file to be moved into this directory, all of the normal
    > staging rules apply, including most importantly, a TODO file
    > listing what needs to be done to the driver in order for it to
    > be moved back into the main portion of the kernel tree.
    > - If, after a period of 3 releases, no work has been done on the
    > driver by anyone, the driver will be removed from the staging
    > tree, just like all drivers in the staging tree.
    > Note, as always, if a driver wants to come back from removal of the
    > staging tree, a simple email to the staging maintainer, along with the
    > promise that work will be done, is all it takes to resurrect it.
    > Sound good?
    > Now, where to put these "rules"? Any suggestions?

    I'm not sure it sounds good. It should not be named 'staging' at


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