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From: Alan Cox <>
To: Adrian Bunk <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] feature-removal: add documentation for exported symbols going away
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 00:18:36 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080214001836.687f03f7@core> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

> Unexports are done immediately when there's a subsystem maintainer 
> taking a patch and deprecation periods are required when a patch has to 
> go through you...

Agreed - with the expect of stuff which is used in tree or forms part of
a logical exported API we should just throw them out without messing. The
only exceptions I can see that make sense are

- Where a subsystem maintainer says not to
- Where we know that a commonly used out of tree module needs it

Most of the excess symbols should thus just go away. Its pretty unlikely
that they are being used.


  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-14  0:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-13 22:22 Harvey Harrison
2008-02-13 22:34 ` Adrian Bunk
2008-02-13 22:42   ` Harvey Harrison
2008-02-13 22:55     ` Adrian Bunk
2008-02-13 22:43   ` Adrian Bunk
2008-02-13 22:54     ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-13 23:22       ` Adrian Bunk
2008-02-13 23:43         ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-13 23:58           ` Adrian Bunk
2008-02-14  0:18             ` Alan Cox [this message]
2008-02-13 23:07 ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-02-15  3:06 ` Rene Herman

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