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SubjectRe: patch "staging: MAINTAINERS: remove obsolete IPX staging directory" added to staging-testing
On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 04:43:30AM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Tue, 2018-10-16 at 12:46 +0200, gregkh@linuxfoundation.org wrote:
> > This is a note to let you know that I've just added the patch titled
> >
> > staging: MAINTAINERS: remove obsolete IPX staging directoryts
> []
> > From dd71c89b2c1ae049d2018107e9d7a41261db3f7b Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> > From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> > Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:45:13 +0200
> > Subject: staging: MAINTAINERS: remove obsolete IPX staging directory
> >
> > The IPX code was removed from staging back in November 2017, but the
> > MAINTAINERS entry stuck around. Remove the invalid directory from the
> > file as it does not actually point to anything anymore.
>
> As the uapi ipx file still exists but the functionality
> has been removed, perhaps some compiler message like
>
> #pragma message "IPX functionality removed as of linux kernel v4.18"
>
> should be added to the uapi file.

Eventually those files should be removed by the networking developers.
It will take a bit of work for them to do it, it's not a straight
"delete the file" work.

thanks,

greg k-h

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