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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
To: Richard Purdie <rpurdie@rpsys.net>
Cc: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Linux-Input <linux-input@atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] input: Schedule removal of compaq touchscreen emulation (tsdev.c)
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 20:52:02 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070206205202.fde782ce.akpm@linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1170780159.5826.71.camel@localhost.localdomain>

On Tue, 06 Feb 2007 16:42:39 +0000 Richard Purdie <rpurdie@rpsys.net> wrote:

>  ---------------------------
> +
> +What:   Compaq touchscreen device emulation
> +When:   Oct 2007
> +Files:  drivers/input/tsdev.c
> +Why:    The code says it was obsolete when it was written in 2001.
> +        tslib is a userspace library which does anything tsdev can do and
> +        much more besides in userspace where this code belongs. There is no
> +        longer any need for tsdev and applications should have converted to
> +        use tslib by now.
> +        The name "tsdev" is also extremely confusing and lots of people have
> +        it loaded when they don't need/use it.
> +Who:    Richard Purdie <rpurdie@rpsys.net>

I think it best to add a printk to the driver's initialisation routine warning
any remaining users that it is going away.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-02-07  4:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-06 16:42 Richard Purdie
2007-02-06 19:33 ` James Simmons
2007-02-07  4:52 ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2007-02-07 10:23   ` Richard Purdie
2007-02-07 20:16     ` Jan-Benedict Glaw

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