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Date:   Sun, 14 Jun 2020 11:34:17 +0100
From:   Chris Boot <bootc@....tc>
To:     Finn Thain <fthain@...egraphics.com.au>,
        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 14/06/2020 01:03, Finn Thain wrote:
> 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

My patch to remove it was in response to:

https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/yq1img99d4k.fsf@ca-mkp.ca.oracle.com/

>> 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.

I expect that if someone finds this useful it can stick around (but
that's not my call). I just don't have the time or inclination or
hardware to be able to maintain it anymore, so someone else would have
to pick it up.

Cheers,
Chris

-- 
Chris Boot
bootc@....tc

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