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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] serial: remove netx serial driver
On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 10:26 AM Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 9:16 PM Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
>
> > The netx platform got removed, so this driver is now
> > useless.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
>
> We seem so overlap :)
> https://marc.info/?l=linux-serial&m=156377843325488&w=2
>
> Anyways, the patches are identical except here:
>
> > -/* Hilscher netx */
> > +/* Hilscher netx (removed) */
> > #define PORT_NETX 71
>
> Is there some reason for keeping the magical number around?
> When I looked over the file there seemed to be more "holes"
> in the list.

I looked at the same list and though I saw more obsolete entries
than holes. The last ones that I saw getting removed were
PORT_MFD in 2017 and PORT_V850E_UART in 2008.

It probably doesn't matter as we have precedence for both.

Arnd

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