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Date:   Sun, 14 Jun 2020 10:03:31 +1000 (AEST)
From:   Finn Thain <fthain@...egraphics.com.au>
To:     Chris Boot <bootc@...tc.net>
cc:     linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org, target-devel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org, linux1394-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@....org>,
        Chuhong Yuan <hslester96@...il.com>,
        "Martin K . Petersen" <martin.petersen@...cle.com>,
        Nicholas Bellinger <nab@...ux-iscsi.org>,
        Stefan Richter <stefanr@...6.in-berlin.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] scsi: target/sbp: remove firewire SBP target driver

On Sat, 13 Jun 2020, Chris Boot wrote:

> I no longer have the time to maintain this subsystem nor the hardware to
> test patches with. 

Then why not patch MAINTAINERS, and orphan it, as per usual practice?

$ git log --oneline MAINTAINERS | grep -i orphan

> It also doesn't appear to have any active users so I doubt anyone will 
> miss it.
> 

It's not unusual that any Linux driver written more than 5 years ago 
"doesn't appear to have any active users".

If a driver has been orphaned and broken in the past, and no-one stepped 
up to fix it within a reasonable period, removal would make sense. But 
that's not the case here.

I haven't used this driver for a long time, but I still own PowerMacs with 
firewire, and I know I'm not the only one.

> Signed-off-by: Chris Boot <bootc@...tc.net>
> ---
>  MAINTAINERS                     |    9 -
>  drivers/target/Kconfig          |    1 -
>  drivers/target/Makefile         |    1 -
>  drivers/target/sbp/Kconfig      |   12 -
>  drivers/target/sbp/Makefile     |    2 -
>  drivers/target/sbp/sbp_target.c | 2350 -------------------------------
>  drivers/target/sbp/sbp_target.h |  243 ----
>  7 files changed, 2618 deletions(-)
>  delete mode 100644 drivers/target/sbp/Kconfig
>  delete mode 100644 drivers/target/sbp/Makefile
>  delete mode 100644 drivers/target/sbp/sbp_target.c
>  delete mode 100644 drivers/target/sbp/sbp_target.h
> 

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