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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove drivers/char/ChangeLog

    > The ChangeLog file under drivers/char is 30K of stuff dedicated
    > to the mid-90's TTY exploits of Ted Ts'o; it has been updated
    > once since 1998 - and that was in 2001. It's interesting
    > history, but we don't normally carry that kind of history inline
    > with the code. Let's remove it.

    Should we lose the others too, then?

    pullcord:cjb~/git/linux-2.6 % du -sh **/ChangeLog
    8.0K arch/arm/nwfpe/ChangeLog
    32K drivers/char/ChangeLog
    20K drivers/parport/ChangeLog
    16K fs/befs/ChangeLog
    100K fs/ntfs/ChangeLog

    Last changed dates:

    arch/arm/nwfpe/ChangeLog = 2003/03
    drivers/parport/ChangeLog = 2001/10
    fs/befs/ChangeLog = 2002/03
    fs/ntfs/ChangeLog = 2007/10

    The ntfs changelog is modified recently, but the ChangeLog text added
    to it is duplicated as the commit message for each change, so those
    ChangeLog entries are redundant -- they're already in the commit
    history, unless you want changes from earlier than the initial import
    cutoff in 2004, in which case you'd need the history repo for those.

    - Chris.
    Chris Ball <>
    One Laptop Per Child

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