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From: Bas Mevissen <ml@basmevissen.nl>
To: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Cc: Linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: time for some drivers to be removed?
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 17:34:44 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <3F1FFC94.7080409@basmevissen.nl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1059058737.7994.25.camel@dhcp22.swansea.linux.org.uk>

Alan Cox wrote:

> 
> So someone coming from 2.4 can fix it when they need it. You can tag
> such things with && OBSOLETE, we did that in 2.4.
> 

Is this something for the kernel config? Just below CONFIG_EXPERIMENTEL 
in the menu, add CONFIG_OBSOLETE. The 'make allyesconfig' and the like 
can ignore experimental and obsolete stuff.

This would make a reasonable Q-requirement for 2.6.0 that at least the 
kernel compiles with 'make allyesconfig'. The only thing open is to 
decide what is obsolete and what not (and needs fix). That is not 
trivial. IMHO, Linus some time ago had a good statement about it, but it 
is somewhat hard to see how long something is broken from the code alone :-)

If this is a good idea, I'll supply a patch for 2.6.0-something with at 
least some non-compiling stuff marked obsolete.

Regards,

Bas.




  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-24 15:19 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 [this message]
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
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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