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Date:	Sun, 25 Feb 2007 17:14:11 +0100
From:	Adrian Bunk <>
To:	"Stephens, Allan" <>
Cc:	Christoph Hellwig <>,
	Jon Maloy <>,,,,
Subject: Re: [tipc-discussion] [RFC: 2.6 patch] net/tipc/: possible cleanups

On Sat, Feb 24, 2007 at 04:19:19PM -0800, Stephens, Allan wrote:
> 2) There are portions of TIPC's native API which are intended for use by
> driver programmers, but which are not being used by any code that is
> currently in the kernel.  While removing these API's from TIPC will only
> impact these "freeloaders", it has the potential to discourage future
> programmers who *do* want to contribute their work to the kernel by
> removing API's that are apparently necessary/useful when doing coding of
> this sort.

It can be re-added at any time when an in-kernel user comes.

But the most interesting question is:
Why is noone interested in getting his TIPC using drivers merged?

> Regards,
> Al



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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