[RFC] wimax: move out to staging
kuba at kernel.org
Thu Oct 29 15:56:27 UTC 2020
On Wed, 28 Oct 2020 06:56:28 +0100 Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> 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>
Thinking about it now - we want this applied to -next, correct?
In that case it may be better if we take it. The code is pretty dead
but syzbot and the trivial fix crowd don't know it, so I may slip,
apply something and we'll have a conflict.
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