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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
To: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@SteelEye.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, "Randy.Dunlap" <rddunlap@osdl.org>
Subject: Re: [patch] kill off PC9800
Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 14:21:23 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20040516142123.2fd8611b.akpm@osdl.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1084729840.10938.13.camel@mulgrave>

James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@SteelEye.com> 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     And the hardware is obsolete, isn't it?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?
>     
> Hey, just being obsolete is no grounds for eliminating a
> subarchitecture...

Well it's a question of whether we're likely to see increasing demand for
it in the future.  If so then it would be prudent to put some effort into
fixing it up rather than removing it.

Seems that's not the case.  I don't see a huge rush on this but if after
this discussion nobody steps up to take care of the code over the next few
weeks, it's best to remove it.

  reply	other threads:[~2004-05-16 21:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2004-05-16 17:50 James Bottomley
2004-05-16 21:21 ` Andrew Morton [this message]
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
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
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  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

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