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

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Thu Feb 14 2013 - 10:34:00 EST

On Wed, Feb 13 2013, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> Jens,
> 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:
> git://
> to ensure that there was no Makefile/Kconfig fallout since the 3.8-rc2
> the original commit was created and tested on.
> [1]

Pulled, I'm pretty sure this hasn't been used in a decade at least. In
any case, it sits there nicely in history if someone wants to resurrect

Jens Axboe

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