Re: [PATCH 01/42] Staging: add pcc-acpi driver
From: Greg KH
Date: Thu Oct 23 2008 - 01:11:39 EST
On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 10:49:26PM -0400, Len Brown wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Oct 2008, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 02:37:18PM -0400, Len Brown wrote:
> > > NAK.
> > > this was already relplaced by the panasonic driver in the acpi tree.
> > Is this in 2.6.27, or was it a 2.6.28 addition? For some reason, I had
> > reports from openSUSE users that 2.6.27 still didn't work properly and
> > needed this driver.
> > How about the new "pcc-acpi-cdrom" driver hack? Hiroshi, is that needed
> > still with the 2.6.27 kernel?
> drivers/misc/panasonic-laptop.c is staged for 2.6.28:
Hm, we didn't get the acpi merge with Linus yet for .28? No wonder I
missed this, sorry about it.
> > > Greg,
> > > If it has the word "acpi" in it, please check with me before
> > > putting something in the staging tree, for I'd prefer to
> > > stage such things in the acpi tree.
> > Ok, I didn't know you wanted "uncleaned" drivers in your tree, I'll
> > remember this for the future :)
> AFAICK, the driver that was checked into staging tree
> was based on an older version of the driver already staged
> in the acpi tree. I think that the staging tree
> isn't helping us in this scenario.
Fair enough, I'll drop it from my tree, thanks for paying attention and
letting me know.
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