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From: Kalle Valo <kvalo@codeaurora.org>
To: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>
Cc: Christian Lamparter <chunkeey@gmail.com>,
	Lukas Bulwahn <lukas.bulwahn@gmail.com>,
	linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org,
	"David S . Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>,
	Dwaipayan Ray <dwaipayanray1@gmail.com>,
	netdev@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] intersil: remove obsolete prism54 wireless driver
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:54:40 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87pmv2fpzj.fsf@codeaurora.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YP//NPZbVXZ5efZJ@bombadil.infradead.org> (Luis Chamberlain's message of "Tue, 27 Jul 2021 05:42:28 -0700")

Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org> writes:

> On Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 09:07:48AM +0300, Kalle Valo wrote:
>> Christian Lamparter <chunkeey@gmail.com> writes:
>> 
>> > On 16/07/2021 00:06, Luis Chamberlain wrote:
>> >> On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 07:40:25AM +0200, Lukas Bulwahn wrote:
>> >>> Commit 1d89cae1b47d ("MAINTAINERS: mark prism54 obsolete") indicated the
>> >>> prism54 driver as obsolete in July 2010.
>> >>>
>> >>> Now, after being exposed for ten years to refactoring, general tree-wide
>> >>> changes and various janitor clean-up, it is really time to delete the
>> >>> driver for good.
>> >>>
>> >>> This was discovered as part of a checkpatch evaluation, investigating all
>> >>> reports of checkpatch's WARNING:OBSOLETE check.
>> >>>
>> >>> Signed-off-by: Lukas Bulwahn <lukas.bulwahn@gmail.com>
>> >>> ---
>> >
>> > noted. Farewell.
>> 
>> How do we know that there are no users left? It's surprising how ancient
>> hardware some people use. Is the driver broken or what?
>> 
>> (Reads commit 1d89cae1b47d)
>> 
>> Ah, p54 is supposed to replace prism54. Does that include all the
>> hardware supported by prism54?
>
> There was a one off chipset someone told me about long ago that p54
> didn't work for. But that persond disappeared from the face of the
> earth. Additionally, distributions have been blacklisting prism54
> for years now.
>
>> If yes, that should be clearly documented
>> in the commit log and I can add that.
>
> Agreed. Feel free to quote the above.

Thanks, will do.

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  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-28 14:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-13  5:40 Lukas Bulwahn
2021-07-15 22:06 ` Luis Chamberlain
2021-07-16  7:25   ` Christian Lamparter
2021-07-27  6:07     ` Kalle Valo
2021-07-27 12:42       ` Luis Chamberlain
2021-07-28 14:54         ` Kalle Valo [this message]
2021-08-06  8:57 ` Kalle Valo

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