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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] strip: move driver to staging
    On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 09:06:27AM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
    > On Tue, 20 Oct 2009 14:17:07 +0900 John W. Linville wrote:
    > > Move the strip ("Starmode Radio IP") driver to drivers/staging. For
    > > several years this driver has only seen API "bombing-run" changes, and
    > > few people ever had the hardware. This driver represents unnecessary
    > > ongoing maintenance for no clear benefit.
    > >
    > > This patch brought to you by the "hacking" session at the 2009 Kernel
    > > Summit in Tokyo, Japan...
    > is drivers/staging/ a temporary home or a permanent home?

    I would presume it to be "permanent until removed"...

    > so no explanation of what it means to be in drivers/staging/ and
    > no warning to users? either in Kconfig or in feature-removal-schedule.txt?

    Moving it to staging _is_ the warning. As for the removal schedule,
    I imagined that Greg would "do the needful" before actually removing
    the driver.

    John W. Linville Someday the world will need a hero, and you might be all we have. Be ready.

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