[PATCH] Staging: remove rtl8187se driver because of lack of development activities

Mauro Carvalho Chehab mchehab at infradead.org
Mon Nov 9 16:56:29 UTC 2009

Hi Bartolomiej,

Em Mon, 9 Nov 2009 17:31:36 +0100
Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier at gmail.com> escreveu:

> From: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier at gmail.com>
> Subject: [PATCH] Staging: remove rtl8187se driver because of lack of development activities
> This driver hasn't seen any real development activities since early July:
>    257bc86   Staging: rtl8187se: remove unused #include <linu
>    2035beb   param:remove-useless-writable-charp
>    305409a   tree-wide: fix some typos and punctuation in com
>    b881c6c   Staging: fix wireless drivers depends
>    a010a33   Staging: rtl8187se/rtl8192e/rtl8192su: allow mod
>    125b181   staging: Add proper selection of WIRELESS_EXT an
>    b3184e1   Staging: rtl8187se: Fix comment-out-typo
>    b6ac161   Staging: ARRAY_SIZE changes
> so remove it for now.
> Signed-off-by: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier at gmail.com>

This driver has several points in common with rtl8192* drivers. As I'm
currently working on cleaning up rtl8192u and see what can be done to merge the
common code used by all those realtek drivers, I prefer to keep this driver for
more time at the tree.

The issue I'm currently facing is that we should rearrange the drivers/staging/rtl* 
into a common rtl component tree, moving the common components to there. This will
avoid duplicated efforts to cleanup the same code several times, on different

I started working on it this weekend, but I haven't finish it yet.


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