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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 maintainer, for whatever reason, feels is obsolete / broken /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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