[Bridge] [RFC net-next 00/28] ndo_ioctl rework

Kalle Valo kvalo at codeaurora.org
Mon Nov 9 11:25:48 UTC 2020

Arnd Bergmann <arnd at kernel.org> writes:

> On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 12:21 PM Kalle Valo <kvalo at codeaurora.org> wrote:
>> Jakub Kicinski <kuba at kernel.org> writes:
>> So I don't know what to do. Should we try adding a warning like below? :)
>>   "This ancient driver will be removed from the kernel in 2022, but if
>>    it still works send report to <... at ...> to avoid the removal."
>> How do other subsystems handle ancient drivers?
> A good way to get everyone's attention would be to collect as many
> drivers as possible that are almost certainly unused and move them to
> drivers/staging/ with a warning like the above, as I just did for
> drivers/wimax. That would make it to the usual news outlets
> and lead to the remaining users (if any) noticing it so they can then
> ask for the drivers to be moved back -- or decide it's time to let go
> if the hardware can easily be replaced.

I like that. I think we first should make a list of drivers which we
suspect are either unused or not working anymore.



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