[Ksummit-2008-discuss] A suggestion for Linux 3.0

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Sat Aug 30 07:55:31 PDT 2008

Having spent ages wading through old broken ISA drivers some of which
clearly have no users as they've not worked for years I want throw in
another proposal for the kernel summit

At some point soon we add all the old legacy ISA drivers (barring the odd
ones that turn up in embedded chipsets on LPC bus) into the
feature-removal list and declare an 'ISA death' flag day which we brand
2.8 or 3.0 or something so everyone knows that we are having a single
clean 'throw out' of old junk.

It would also be a chance to throw out a whole pile of other "legacy"
things like ipt_tos, bzImage symlinks, ancient SCTP options, ancient
lmsensor support, V4L1 only driver stuff etc.


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