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Date:	Fri, 23 Feb 2007 22:16:57 +0000
From:	Christoph Hellwig <>
To:	Adrian Bunk <>
Cc:	Jon Maloy <>,,,,,
Subject: Re: [tipc-discussion] [RFC: 2.6 patch] net/tipc/: possible cleanups

On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 07:06:12PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > >My impression is that most of this might have users that are not yet 
> > >submitted for inclusion in the kernel - one year after TIPC was merged.
> > > 
> > >
> > Not quite. The exported symbols belong to a public API for driver 
> > programmers.
> > We know about several users of this API, and there will be more, but I 
> > don't think
> > any of them are aspiring to have their code be included in the kernel.
> >...
> Why not?
> The goal is to get as many drivers as possible included in the kernel.

If we don't have any planned in-tree users for tipc we should simply drop
tipc from the kernel entirely.  No point to make our maintaince work harder
for out of tree freeloaders.
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