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Date:	Fri, 02 Mar 2007 20:25:01 -0500
From:	Jeff Garzik <>
To:	"John W. Linville" <>
CC:, netdev <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] schedule wext/rtnl for removal

John W. Linville wrote:
> From: Johannes Berg <>
> Since wext is being replaced as fast as we can (it'll probably stick
> around for legacy drivers though) and the wext/netlink stuff was never
> really used, this schedules it for removal.
> The removal schedule is tight but there are no users of the code, the
> main user of the wext user interface are the wireless-tools, they only
> have an alpha version using the netlink interface and even that is
> incomplete.
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <>
> Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <>
> ---
> Which you consider applying this feature-removal-schedule.txt patch
> in the current (i.e. pre-2.6.21) timeframe?
>  Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt |   12 ++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

When you send this sort of stuff, spam as many lists as reasonable.

The removal of a recently-added userspace ABI is an unusual event, and 
IMO needs discussing.

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