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From: Greg KH <gregkh@suse.de>
To: Pekka Pietikainen <pp@ee.oulu.fi>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [GIT PATCH] split up feature-removal-schedule.txt
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 09:00:41 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080213170041.GC10129@suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080213103014.GA5518@ee.oulu.fi>

On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 12:30:14PM +0200, Pekka Pietikainen wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 11:02:15PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > This changeset does just that.  Turns out that this makes things more
> > readable, as it's easier to look at a list of filenames for things than
> > picking through a 300 line text file.
> 
> Hmm.. While you're at it, would it make sense to encode the "When"
> into the filename? Like 2010-09-sys_sysctl or 2.6.26-feature-X.

Well why stop there?  Why not put the name of the person and the full
description also in the file?  :)

Seriously, a simple grep works fine here.

> Requires renaming when something is given more time to live, though.
> On the positive side, I think it'd help in keeping these current. 2.6.24
> has e.g.
> 
> What:   PCMCIA control ioctl (needed for pcmcia-cs [cardmgr, cardctl])
> When:   November 2005
> 
> If the date/release has been reached and the feature hasn't been removed
> either more time is added or the feature gets removed.

This has already been discussed a number of times on lkml before, please
see those threads.

thanks,

greg k-h

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-13 17:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-13  7:02 Greg KH
2008-02-13  7:04 ` David Miller
2008-02-13  7:22   ` Joe Perches
2008-02-13 16:18     ` Randy Dunlap
2008-02-13 16:59     ` Greg KH
2008-02-13 17:33       ` Joe Perches
2008-02-13 17:47         ` Greg KH
2008-02-13 18:13         ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-13 18:19           ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-13 23:38             ` Junio C Hamano
2008-02-13 19:32           ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-19 19:07           ` Greg KH
2008-02-19 19:34             ` Randy Dunlap
2008-02-19 19:49               ` Greg KH
2008-02-19 20:06                 ` Adrian Bunk
2008-02-13  7:27 ` KOSAKI Motohiro
2008-02-13 10:30 ` [GIT PATCH] " Pekka Pietikainen
2008-02-13 17:00   ` Greg KH [this message]
2008-02-13 12:11 ` Jeff Garzik

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