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Date:	Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:48:44 -0700
From:	Greg KH <gregkh@...e.de>
To:	Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@...cle.com>
Cc:	"John W. Linville" <linville@...driver.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4] strip: move driver to staging

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 :)

thanks,

greg k-h
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