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From: devzero@web.de
To: Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, mingo@elte.hu
Subject: Re: [2.6 patch] remove the v850 port
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 08:59:26 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <248793158@web.de> (raw)

sounds reasonable, thanks for explaining.
indeed this is an exceptional case and when there was a timeslot for adding to feature-removal-schedule.txt, then that was 3 months (or even more) ago.

thanks
roland

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: "Adrian Bunk" <bunk@kernel.org>
> Gesendet: 22.04.08 02:01:20
> An: devzero@web.de
> CC: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, mingo@elte.hu
> Betreff: Re: [2.6 patch] remove the v850 port


> On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 01:38:49AM +0200, devzero@web.de wrote:
> > I can't afford to be critical here, but let me give a comment.
> > 
> > i think putting this in feature-removal-schedule.txt just good practice.
> > you give people the chance to catch up - sort of a last reminder to the devs "fix it or we need to drop it".
> > some chance for the users to see it will go away and make early decision based on that.
> > 
> > i like those cleanup efforts, but even if it was announced on lkml, or elsewhere - that file is the official place for such announcements and if you want people take care of that file, there should be reliable information inside. 
> > 
> > it often takes much effort and hard work to get code into the kernel, so some "nah, this is broken, doesn`t compile for long - put that to trash" seems a little bit harsh for me.
> > 
> > the reason why it`s broken is probably not the v850 people`s fault. 
> > ok, they just didn`t catch up with that "kernel progress" - but most probably some other person broke their code.
> > 
> > i don`t like bureaucracy, but a little bit of bureaucracy at the right place is not that bad at all.....
> 
> As the patch description says it does not even compile since at
> least kernel 2.6.19 (which was released in 2006).
> 
> I've sent this removal patch 7 times during 3 months to linux-kernel.
> 
> Before that I sent 2 emails to linux-kernel asking about the status of 
> the port.
> 
> All emails also got to Miles, the maintainer of the port.
> 
> Without the slightest sign of anyone claiming he might work on fixing 
> this port.
> 
> Greg (one of the uClinux core maintainers) said the only one he knows 
> who can maintain the port is Miles.
> 
> If there's not a single person on linux-kernel who is either interested 
> in this port or at least knows someone who is, then requiring to put it 
> into some file in the kernel sources is actually quite high on the scale 
> of pointless bureaucracy.
> 
> > roland
> 
> cu
> Adrian
> 
> -- 
> 
>        "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
>         of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
>        "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
>                                        Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed
> 
> 


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             reply	other threads:[~2008-04-22  6:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-04-22  6:59 devzero [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2008-05-05 18:28 Adrian Bunk
2008-04-21 23:38 devzero
2008-04-22  0:00 ` Adrian Bunk
2008-04-21 21:33 Adrian Bunk
2008-04-21 23:37 ` Greg Ungerer
2008-04-14 18:14 Adrian Bunk
2008-03-30 22:49 Adrian Bunk
2008-03-03 18:07 Adrian Bunk
2008-02-27 21:20 Adrian Bunk
2008-02-13 21:30 Adrian Bunk
2008-01-20 19:23 RFC: Removal of the v850 port? Adrian Bunk
2008-01-21  0:15 ` Greg Ungerer
2008-01-28 22:13   ` [2.6 patch] remove the v850 port Adrian Bunk
2008-02-01 15:14     ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-05 11:25       ` Adrian Bunk

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