Re: [PATCH 1/4] strip: move driver to staging
From: Greg KH
Date: Mon Oct 26 2009 - 14:54:07 EST
On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 10:02:35AM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 12:46:45 -0400 John W. Linville wrote:
> > 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.
> Nah. Maybe it is for developers, but not for users (IMO of course).
> > As for the removal schedule,
> > I imagined that Greg would "do the needful" before actually removing
> > the driver.
> He usually wants patches, but that's up to him.
Nah, it's trivial for me to delete things on my own :)
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