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Date:   Wed, 28 Oct 2020 06:56:28 +0100
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
To:     Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc:     Jonathan Corbet <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,,
        Arnd Bergmann <>,,,,
        Inaky Perez-Gonzalez <>,
        Johannes Berg <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] wimax: move out to staging

On Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 10:20:13PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> From: Arnd Bergmann <>
> There are no known users of this driver as of October 2020, and it will
> be removed unless someone turns out to still need it in future releases.
> According to, there
> have been many public wimax networks, but it appears that these entries
> are all stale, after everyone has migrated to LTE or discontinued their
> service altogether.
> NetworkManager appears to have dropped userspace support in 2015
>, the
> site had already shut down earlier.
> WiMax is apparently still being deployed on airport campus networks
> ("AeroMACS"), but in a frequency band that was not supported by the old
> Intel 2400m (used in Sandy Bridge laptops and earlier), which is the
> only driver using the kernel's wimax stack.
> Move all files into drivers/staging/wimax, including the uapi header
> files and documentation, to make it easier to remove it when it gets
> to that. Only minimal changes are made to the source files, in order
> to make it possible to port patches across the move.
> Also remove the MAINTAINERS entry that refers to a broken mailing
> list and website.
> Suggested-by: Inaky Perez-Gonzalez <>
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>

Is this ok for me to take through the staging tree?  If so, I need an
ack from the networking maintainers.

If not, feel free to send it through the networking tree and add:

Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

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