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Date:	Sat, 23 May 2009 12:55:31 -0400
From:	Christoph Hellwig <>
To:	Stephen Hemminger <>
Cc:	Alexander Beregalov <>,
	David Miller <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: remove COMPAT_NET_DEV_OPS

On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 07:41:43AM -0700, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> On Sat, 23 May 2009 18:17:39 +0400
> Alexander Beregalov <> wrote:
> > All drivers are already converted to new net_device_ops API
> > and nobody uses old API anymore.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Alexander Beregalov <>
> This go through the feature-removal-schedule process, to
> allow other drivers that live outside the tree some notice for change.

I don't think so.  We do tons of API changes and don't do such a process
around it.  Removal of the old pointers gives a clear compilation
breakage so it's not even dangerous.

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