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Date:	Mon, 09 Nov 2009 10:49:44 -0600
From:	Larry Finger <>
To:	Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <>
CC:	Greg KH <>,,,,
	Bernhard Schiffner <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Staging: remove rtl8187se driver because of lack of development

On 11/09/2009 10:31 AM, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> From: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <>
> Subject: [PATCH] Staging: remove rtl8187se driver because of lack of development activities
> This driver hasn't seen any real development activities since early July:
>    257bc86   Staging: rtl8187se: remove unused #include <linu
>    2035beb   param:remove-useless-writable-charp
>    305409a   tree-wide: fix some typos and punctuation in com
>    b881c6c   Staging: fix wireless drivers depends
>    a010a33   Staging: rtl8187se/rtl8192e/rtl8192su: allow mod
>    125b181   staging: Add proper selection of WIRELESS_EXT an
>    b3184e1   Staging: rtl8187se: Fix comment-out-typo
>    b6ac161   Staging: ARRAY_SIZE changes
> so remove it for now.
> Signed-off-by: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <>

NACK. I am currently using this driver as a template for the development of a
mainline rtl8187se driver. Removing the staging version would not matter to me,
but it would complicate matters for my tester (Bernhard Schiffner
<>). I do not have the hardware, thus I rely on his


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