[GIT PULL] removal of 1980s PC-XT MFM 8bit ISA disk driver

From: Paul Gortmaker
Date: Wed Feb 13 2013 - 15:04:42 EST


Please pull the following to get the removal of the original IBM PC-XT
hard disk driver from the block layer (drivers/block/xd.c).

As near as I can tell, it hasn't seen a run time fix in over a dozen
years, and with drive sizes of 10-20MB, and performance of about 128kB/s
maximum, it is no surprise that it has been completely unused for well
over a decade.

The removal was originally posted[1] well over a month ago, and since
then, there has been nobody objecting to the removal, aside from someone
who had mistakenly confused it with a completely different driver (hd.c)

I've done a test merge followed by an allmodconfig/allyesconfig for
x86-64 on the "for-next" branch of:


to ensure that there was no Makefile/Kconfig fallout since the 3.8-rc2
the original commit was created and tested on.

[1] https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/1935381/



The following changes since commit d1c3ed669a2d452cacfb48c2d171a1f364dae2ed:

Linux 3.8-rc2 (2013-01-02 18:13:21 -0800)

are available in the git repository at:

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/paulg/linux.git delete-xt-disk

for you to fetch changes up to d1a6f4f19728d6e90480e53601a90fc9f6a348ad:

block: delete super ancient PC-XT driver for 1980's hardware (2013-01-04 20:17:40 -0500)

Paul Gortmaker (1):
block: delete super ancient PC-XT driver for 1980's hardware

drivers/block/Kconfig | 13 -
drivers/block/Makefile | 1 -
drivers/block/xd.c | 1123 ------------------------------------------------
drivers/block/xd.h | 134 ------
4 files changed, 1271 deletions(-)
delete mode 100644 drivers/block/xd.c
delete mode 100644 drivers/block/xd.h
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