[2.6 patch] no longer mark MTD_OBSOLETE_CHIPS as BROKEN and remove broken MTD_OBSOLETE_CHIPS drivers

Adrian Bunk bunk at stusta.de
Sat Jan 7 19:24:57 EST 2006

On Sun, Jan 08, 2006 at 12:00:09AM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-01-07 at 23:07 +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > This patch brings the MTD_SHARP driver back into life and removes the 
> > non-compiling MTD_AMDSTD and MTD_JEDEC with everything depending on 
> > them.
> Please provide further background on your reasoning. I'll enumerate my
> questions to make it easy for you to answer each one fully.
> 1. Precisely when were these chip drivers marked obsolete?

Since kernel 2.4.11-pre4, released Thu, 4 Oct 2001 20:47:23 -0700.

> 2. What was the reason for marking them obsolete?

The changelog says:
 - David Woodhouse: large MTD and JFFS[2] update

> 3. What are the factors which led you to conclude that _now_ is the time
> to actually remove them?


> 4. What are the factors which led you to _remove_ the map drivers which
> currently use the obsolete chip drivers, rather than taking the obvious
> alternative solution for those map drivers?

It seems that for one and a half years noone considered it a problem 
that they were no longer available...

> dwmw2



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