[PATCH] staging: comedi: addi_apci_035: remove driver

Hartley Sweeten HartleyS at visionengravers.com
Tue Oct 21 21:34:55 UTC 2014

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 8:14 AM, Ian Abbott wrote:
> On 20/10/14 18:37, H Hartley Sweeten wrote:
>> According to ADDI-DATA, this board was discontinued last year and they
>> feel that no further development is needed for this driver. Remove the
>> driver from comedi to help with the addi-data cleanup.
>> Signed-off-by: H Hartley Sweeten <hsweeten at visionengravers.com>
>> Cc: Ian Abbott <abbotti at mev.co.uk>
>> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
>> ---
>>   drivers/staging/comedi/Kconfig                     |   8 -
>>   drivers/staging/comedi/drivers/Makefile            |   1 -
>>   .../comedi/drivers/addi-data/hwdrv_apci035.c       | 482 ---------------------
>>   drivers/staging/comedi/drivers/addi_apci_035.c     | 129 ------
>>   4 files changed, 620 deletions(-)
>>   delete mode 100644 drivers/staging/comedi/drivers/addi-data/hwdrv_apci035.c
>>   delete mode 100644 drivers/staging/comedi/drivers/addi_apci_035.c
> An alternative may be to convert it into a very simple driver by 
> stripping out all the interrupt, timer and watchdog stuff, and just 
> leave an AI subdevice just with insn_read support.  But even that seems 
> hopelessly broken in this driver - it doesn't seem to bother selecting 
> the channel or the range, for example.  So I've no qualms about removing 
> it altogether.

I don't think this board really "fits" with comedi.

It's not actually a data acquisition board. The 4 watchdog timers on the board
are used to trigger the 2 relays to indicate alarm conditions. In addition the
1 digital input can trigger the relays or they can be triggered through software.
The 1 analog input is connected to a temperature sensor on the board. Looks
like it would fit better in the iio subsystem to me.

Regardless, ADDI-DATA has discontinued the board. Since the current state
of the driver is unusable without external patches from ADDI-DATA that
disable the insn checking I think it's better to just drop this driver.

Reviewed-by: Ian Abbott <abbotti at mev.co.uk>


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