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From: Brian Jackson <brian@brianandsara.net>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: time for some drivers to be removed?
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 14:24:40 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200307241424.40725.brian@brianandsara.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200307241443.h6OEh3Qd000249@81-2-122-30.bradfords.org.uk>

On Thursday 24 July 2003 09:43 am, John Bradford wrote:
<snip>
>
> Some people might be interested in it.  Maybe somebody would like to
> fix it, but can't buy the physical hardware for any price.  Maybe
> everybody who has the hardware can't fix it because other kernel bugs
> prevent them from using the latest kernels on their machines.  Why
> remove it when it's doing no harm whatsoever?

I can think of one reason:
$ ls -lhGrS /usr/portage/distfiles/linux-2.*

-rw-r--r--    1      23M Apr 10  2002 
/usr/portage/distfiles/linux-2.4.18.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r--    1      25M Aug 19  2002 
/usr/portage/distfiles/linux-2.4.19.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r--    1      26M Feb 22 21:26 
/usr/portage/distfiles/linux-2.4.20.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r--    1      27M Jun 13 09:52 
/usr/portage/distfiles/linux-2.4.21.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r--    1      30M Feb 10 13:05 
/usr/portage/distfiles/linux-2.5.60.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r--    1      30M Feb 24 13:30 
/usr/portage/distfiles/linux-2.5.63.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r--    1      30M Mar  4 21:47 
/usr/portage/distfiles/linux-2.5.64.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r--    1      30M Mar 17 16:29 
/usr/portage/distfiles/linux-2.5.65.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r--    1      30M Apr 19 22:02 
/usr/portage/distfiles/linux-2.5.68.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r--    1      30M Mar 24 17:23 
/usr/portage/distfiles/linux-2.5.66.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r--    1      30M Apr 11 12:16 
/usr/portage/distfiles/linux-2.5.67.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r--    1      32M Jul 10 15:21 
/usr/portage/distfiles/linux-2.5.75.tar.bz2

2.6 doesn't seem to be swelling that fast, but 2.4 is

>
> John.

--Brian Jackson

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  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-24 19:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 46+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-24 14:43 John Bradford
2003-07-24 19:24 ` Brian Jackson [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2003-08-14  5:34 John Bradford
2003-08-13 20:55 John Bradford
2003-08-13 20:50 ` Adrian Bunk
2003-08-13 20:55 ` Bill Davidsen
2003-08-05 12:42 Mikael Pettersson
2003-08-05 13:03 ` Adrian Bunk
2003-08-05 13:35   ` Mikael Pettersson
2003-08-05 13:48     ` Adrian Bunk
2003-08-05 14:01       ` Mikael Pettersson
2003-08-06 10:06         ` Claus-Justus Heine
2003-08-09 19:40           ` Adrian Bunk
2003-08-05 16:35 ` Alan Cox
2003-08-05 18:47   ` Leopold Gouverneur
2003-07-28  7:12 linux
2003-07-27 16:22 John Bradford
2003-07-25 11:10 John Bradford
2003-07-24 18:29 John Bradford
2003-07-24 18:31 ` Robert P. J. Day
2003-07-24 19:31   ` Eli Carter
2003-07-25 10:48 ` Bas Mevissen
2003-07-24 12:20 Robert P. J. Day
2003-07-24 14:58 ` Alan Cox
2003-07-24 15:34   ` Bas Mevissen
2003-07-24 17:32     ` Diego Calleja García
2003-07-24 17:50       ` Robert P. J. Day
2003-07-24 19:16         ` Diego Calleja García
2003-07-24 19:43           ` Robert P. J. Day
2003-07-24 18:02       ` Samuel Flory
2003-07-24 19:07     ` Alan Cox
2003-07-25 10:48       ` Bas Mevissen
2003-07-27 15:31 ` Adrian Bunk
2003-07-27 15:59   ` David D. Hagood
2003-07-27 16:18     ` Adrian Bunk
2003-07-27 16:40     ` Alan Cox
2003-07-27 17:00       ` Adrian Bunk
2003-07-27 18:45       ` David D. Hagood
2003-07-27 20:40         ` Alan Cox
2003-07-27 20:56           ` Adrian Bunk
2003-07-27 20:56             ` Alan Cox
2003-07-28  2:23               ` Herbert Pötzl
2003-07-29 19:33               ` Adrian Bunk
2003-08-13 20:16                 ` Bill Davidsen
2003-08-09 18:04   ` David Woodhouse
2003-08-09 19:36     ` Adrian Bunk

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