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From: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>
To: Kalle Valo <kvalo@codeaurora.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: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 05:42:28 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YP//NPZbVXZ5efZJ@bombadil.infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87mtq8guh7.fsf@codeaurora.org>

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.

  Luis

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-27 12:42 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 [this message]
2021-07-28 14:54         ` Kalle Valo
2021-08-06  8:57 ` Kalle Valo

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