[PATCH, net -> staging, v2] wimax: move out to staging

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Thu Oct 29 14:25:30 UTC 2020

On Thu, 2020-10-29 at 14:43 +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 many of these
> have migrated to LTE or discontinued their service altogether.
> As most PCs and phones lack WiMAX hardware support, the remaining
> networks tend to use standalone routers. These almost certainly
> run Linux, but not a modern kernel or the mainline wimax driver stack.
> 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>
> ---
> changes in v2:
> - fix a build regression
> - add more information about remaining networks (Dan Carpenter)_
> For v1, Greg said he'd appply the patch when he gets an Ack
> from the maintainers.
> Inaky, Johannes, Jakub: are you happy with this version?

Sure, looks fine to me.

Acked-by: Johannes Berg <johannes at sipsolutions.net>

Not that I have much relation to this code other than having fixed up
genetlink stuff over the years :)


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