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Date:	Thu, 24 May 2012 09:37:13 -0700
From:	Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@...tta.com>
To:	Ben Greear <greearb@...delatech.com>
Cc:	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>,
	Jan Ceuleers <jan.ceuleers@...puter.org>,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: net/wanrouter?

On Thu, 24 May 2012 09:32:43 -0700
Ben Greear <greearb@...delatech.com> wrote:

> On 05/24/2012 09:22 AM, Joe Perches wrote:
> > On Thu, 2012-05-24 at 09:13 -0700, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> >> On Thu, 24 May 2012 15:51:56 +0200
> >> Jan Ceuleers<jan.ceuleers@...puter.org>  wrote:
> >>
> >>> On 05/22/2012 07:33 PM, Joe Perches wrote:
> >>>> Does anyone still use this?
> >>>
> >>> I have the hardware (a Sangoma ADSL PCI card) but am no longer using it.
> >>> Also, as I remember, Sangoma stopped contributing to the upstream driver
> >>> many years ago while still actively developing the out-of-tree version.
> >>
> >> The wanrouter code hasn't supported Sangoma hardware for a long time,
> >> it got removed early in 2.6.
> >>
> >> There are a bunch of old T1 and T3 cards there but I doubt any of them
> >> are still for sale. But somebody is probably still using them.
> >
> > I'm sure people are still using token ring
> > too, just not with recent kernels.
> >
> > I think wanrouter is old and dusty and can
> > be removed just like TR.
> 
> I think you should mark it deprecated for a release or
> two first, just in case.  Unless it is obviously very
> broken or holding up other important work.
> 

And add to Documentation/features-removal. Probably need a year of
warning period.

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