[PATCH 5/5] pcmcia: disable pcmcia ioctl for !ARM, prepare for removal

Dominik Brodowski linux at dominikbrodowski.net
Sat May 15 10:37:05 EDT 2010


On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 03:24:10PM +0100, Russell King wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 09:00:48AM +0100, Dominik Brodowski wrote:
> > Furthermore, the last legitimate use of the ioctl to be reported
> > relates to the ARM architecture in 2008.[1] Attempts to resolve
> > this issue turned out unsuccessful so far.[2] Other usages have only
> > been reported as hear-say. If there are any legitiate and necessary
> > use-cases remaining, please speak out before the end of the grace
> > period until 2.6.3{5,6}(-rc1).
> What's the point of speaking out?  You don't take any notice of people
> who do, and you continue your crusade of wanting to remove it.  Please,
> stop giving the impression that you give a damn of what people say about
> the ioctl interface.

The _only_ person who really has spoken out is you. All my requests to
actually see source code or actual use cases (e.g. which parts of the ioctl
do actually get called) did not lead to _anything_. Over the past years,
I've sent you quite some mails where I specifically asked you for such
input, as it's you who speaks out against the PCMCIA ioctl removal.

If you or anyone else sends me _substantiated_ information regarding
continuing use cases for new kernels and the PCMCIA ioctl, I'm more than
willing to re-think the plan to remove it. If all I receive are accusations,
unsubstantiated or unfounded guesses, I will stick with this plan.


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