[RFC] wimax: move out to staging

Greg Kroah-Hartman gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Wed Oct 28 05:56:28 UTC 2020

On Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 10:20:13PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
> There are no known users of this driver as of October 2020, and it will
> be removed unless someone turns out to still need it in future releases.
> According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WiMAX_networks, there
> have been many public wimax networks, but it appears that these entries
> are all stale, after everyone has migrated to LTE or discontinued their
> service altogether.
> NetworkManager appears to have dropped userspace support in 2015
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=747846, the
> www.linuxwimax.org
> site had already shut down earlier.
> WiMax is apparently still being deployed on airport campus networks
> ("AeroMACS"), but in a frequency band that was not supported by the old
> Intel 2400m (used in Sandy Bridge laptops and earlier), which is the
> only driver using the kernel's wimax stack.
> Move all files into drivers/staging/wimax, including the uapi header
> files and documentation, to make it easier to remove it when it gets
> to that. Only minimal changes are made to the source files, in order
> to make it possible to port patches across the move.
> Also remove the MAINTAINERS entry that refers to a broken mailing
> list and website.
> Suggested-by: Inaky Perez-Gonzalez <inaky.perez-gonzalez at intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>

Is this ok for me to take through the staging tree?  If so, I need an
ack from the networking maintainers.

If not, feel free to send it through the networking tree and add:

Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>

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