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From: "Randy.Dunlap" <rddunlap@osdl.org>
To: GOTO Masanori <gotom@debian.or.jp>
Cc: akpm@osdl.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	B.Zolnierkiewicz@elka.pw.edu.pl
Subject: Re: [patch] kill off PC9800
Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 10:25:16 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20040516102516.06befd27.rddunlap@osdl.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <818yfsz6sy.wl@omega.webmasters.gr.jp>

On Mon, 17 May 2004 01:16:13 +0900 GOTO Masanori <gotom@debian.or.jp> wrote:

| At Sat, 15 May 2004 23:28:58 -0700,
| Andrew Morton wrote:
| > "Randy.Dunlap" <rddunlap@osdl.org> wrote:
| > >
| > >  PC9800 sub-arch is incomplete, hackish (at least in IDE), maintainers
| > >  don't reply to emails and haven't touched it in awhile.
| > 
| > And the hardware is obsolete, isn't it?  Does anyone know when they were
| > last manufactured, and how popular they are?
| 
| Well NEC PC9800 serires were stopped to manufacture a few years
| before.  But even so, it seems there're users to use this type of
| hardware.  There were one Japanese distribution which supported
| PC9800.  So I wonder it should be really needed to remove.

Well, it's just not usable at all in its current from in the
maintained Linux tree, so if it's used by someone, it requires
lots of other patches (approx. 136 KB patch), which should be
submitted for review/evaluation and possible merging.

It needs to be fixed and maintained (which is not a one-time thing,
but a continuing job), or it should go away, and people who might
use it can use an even larger out-of-kernel-tree patch.

--
~Randy

  reply	other threads:[~2004-05-16 17:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2004-05-16  6:21 Randy.Dunlap
2004-05-16  6:28 ` Andrew Morton
2004-05-16 16:16   ` GOTO Masanori
2004-05-16 17:25     ` Randy.Dunlap [this message]
2004-05-16  7:35 Norman Diamond
2004-05-16 16:36 ` Adrian Bunk
2004-05-17 21:38   ` Norman Diamond
2004-05-17 21:51     ` Roland Dreier
2004-05-17 21:59       ` Norman Diamond
2004-05-17 22:33         ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2004-05-18  1:04         ` viro
2004-05-17 22:17       ` Joel Jaeggli
2004-05-16 17:50 James Bottomley
2004-05-16 21:21 ` Andrew Morton
2004-05-16 21:28   ` Jeff Garzik
2004-05-16 21:38     ` James Bottomley
2004-05-17 17:15       ` Jeff Garzik
2004-05-18 20:14   ` Matt Mackall
2004-05-18 20:23     ` Brian Gerst
2004-05-18 20:53       ` Matt Mackall
2004-05-18 21:14         ` James Bottomley

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