This is a discussion on Re: linux-next: ttydev tree build failure - Kernel ; On Wed, 23 Jul 2008, Alan Cox wrote: > > Update all drivers when making core tty infrastructure changes? > > Thanks! > > I don't have an Amiga with that board, I don't have an obscure VME 68K > ...
On Wed, 23 Jul 2008, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Update all drivers when making core tty infrastructure changes?
> > Thanks!
> I don't have an Amiga with that board, I don't have an obscure VME 68K
> board. The changes required at this point would be tricky to verify
> without hardware, and the upcoming changes will require significant
> changes to all the hardware drivers, which will need someone to actually
> maintain the drivers, or to drop them.
IC, testing/maintaining non-trival changes is a different situation.
But it would still be nice to announce such removals/breakings in advance,
cfr. Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt. At least we knew the old
NCR53C9x core was going away, taken with it all drivers depending on it...
Anyone who cares about these drivers (ser_a2232 and vme_scc, perhaps
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