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