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Date:	Mon, 26 Oct 2009 10:02:35 -0700
From:	Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@...cle.com>
To:	"John W. Linville" <linville@...driver.com>
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, gregkh@...e.de
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4] strip: move driver to staging

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.

---
~Randy
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