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From: Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@SteelEye.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, "Randy.Dunlap" <rddunlap@osdl.org>
Subject: Re: [patch] kill off PC9800
Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 15:14:16 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20040518201416.GT5414@waste.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20040516142123.2fd8611b.akpm@osdl.org>

On Sun, May 16, 2004 at 02:21:23PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> 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     And the hardware is obsolete, isn't it?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.

Perhaps a nicer way to do this is to add a compile warning or error:

#warning "arch/i386/mach-pc9800 unmaintained since xx/xx/xx, nominated
for removal xx/xx/xx if unclaimed"

..where the second date is, say, 3+ months after the warning goes in.
Then people can nominate stuff for removal with one liners and users
will get ample opportunity to complain.

-- 
Matt Mackall : http://www.selenic.com : Linux development and consulting

  parent reply	other threads:[~2004-05-18 20:14 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
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 [this message]
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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