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From: Adrian Bunk <bunk@fs.tum.de>
To: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@mindspring.com>
Cc: Linux kernel mailing list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: time for some drivers to be removed?
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 17:31:18 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20030727153118.GP22218@fs.tum.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.53.0307240817520.19533@localhost.localdomain>

On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 08:20:44AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> 
>   i've mentioned this before, but in a perfect world, should it
> be possible to build a release version of the kernel with
> "make allyesconfig".  this is generally not possible, since there's
> always the occasional broken driver that just won't compile.
> 
>   more to the point, there are drivers that seem to be perpetually
> broken.  as an example, the riscom8 driver has been borked for as 
> long as i can remember.  at some point, shouldn't something like
> this either be fixed or just removed?  what's the point of 
> perpetually bundling a driver that doesn't even compile?

A first patch is at
  http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0306.2/0770.html

I'll send an updated patch against -test2 or -test3.

Ideally, these drivers will be fixed during 2.6 when more people start 
using 2.6...

> rday

cu
Adrian

-- 

       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2003-07-27 15:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 46+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
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 [this message]
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
2003-07-24 14:43 John Bradford
2003-07-24 19:24 ` Brian Jackson
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
2003-07-25 11:10 John Bradford
2003-07-27 16:22 John Bradford
2003-07-28  7:12 linux
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
2003-08-13 20:55 John Bradford
2003-08-13 20:50 ` Adrian Bunk
2003-08-13 20:55 ` Bill Davidsen
2003-08-14  5:34 John Bradford

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