cs5535: deprecate older cs5535_gpio driver
Andres Salomon [Thu, 13 Jan 2011 01:00:12 +0000 (17:00 -0800)]
The newer drivers/gpio/cs5535-gpio.c replaces drivers/misc/cs5535_gpio.c.
The new driver has been in the tree for a little while, and has received
some testing; it's time to mark the old one as deprecated.  I'm thinking
removal around 2.6.40 would be good, provided we're not missing critical
functionality in the newer driver.

Signed-off-by: Andres Salomon <dilinger@queued.net>
Cc: Daniel Drake <dsd@laptop.org>
Acked-by: Ben Gardner <bgardner@wabtec.com>
Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
drivers/char/Kconfig
drivers/char/Makefile
drivers/staging/Kconfig
drivers/staging/Makefile
drivers/staging/cs5535_gpio/Kconfig [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/staging/cs5535_gpio/Makefile [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/staging/cs5535_gpio/TODO [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/staging/cs5535_gpio/cs5535_gpio.c [moved from drivers/char/cs5535_gpio.c with 100% similarity]

index 22f1081..07eb3f6 100644 (file)
@@ -193,6 +193,20 @@ Why:       /proc/<pid>/oom_adj allows userspace to influence the oom killer's
 
 ---------------------------
 
+What:  CS5535/CS5536 obsolete GPIO driver
+When:  June 2011
+Files: drivers/staging/cs5535_gpio/*
+Check: drivers/staging/cs5535_gpio/cs5535_gpio.c
+Why:   A newer driver replaces this; it is drivers/gpio/cs5535-gpio.c, and
+       integrates with the Linux GPIO subsystem.  The old driver has been
+       moved to staging, and will be removed altogether around 2.6.40.
+       Please test the new driver, and ensure that the functionality you
+       need and any bugfixes from the old driver are available in the new
+       one.
+Who:   Andres Salomon <dilinger@queued.net>
+
+--------------------------
+
 What:  remove EXPORT_SYMBOL(kernel_thread)
 When:  August 2006
 Files: arch/*/kernel/*_ksyms.c
index d4a7776..0f175a8 100644 (file)
@@ -1047,15 +1047,6 @@ config NSC_GPIO
          pc8736x_gpio drivers.  If those drivers are built as
          modules, this one will be too, named nsc_gpio
 
-config CS5535_GPIO
-       tristate "AMD CS5535/CS5536 GPIO (Geode Companion Device)"
-       depends on X86_32
-       help
-         Give userspace access to the GPIO pins on the AMD CS5535 and
-         CS5536 Geode companion devices.
-
-         If compiled as a module, it will be called cs5535_gpio.
-
 config RAW_DRIVER
        tristate "RAW driver (/dev/raw/rawN)"
        depends on BLOCK
index fa0b824..1e9dffb 100644 (file)
@@ -82,7 +82,6 @@ obj-$(CONFIG_NWFLASH)         += nwflash.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_SCx200_GPIO)      += scx200_gpio.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_PC8736x_GPIO)     += pc8736x_gpio.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_NSC_GPIO)         += nsc_gpio.o
-obj-$(CONFIG_CS5535_GPIO)      += cs5535_gpio.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_GPIO_TB0219)      += tb0219.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_TELCLOCK)         += tlclk.o
 
index e2d5869..5c8fcfc 100644 (file)
@@ -123,6 +123,8 @@ source "drivers/staging/sep/Kconfig"
 
 source "drivers/staging/iio/Kconfig"
 
+source "drivers/staging/cs5535_gpio/Kconfig"
+
 source "drivers/staging/zram/Kconfig"
 
 source "drivers/staging/wlags49_h2/Kconfig"
index c7d2224..d538863 100644 (file)
@@ -44,6 +44,7 @@ obj-$(CONFIG_VME_BUS)         += vme/
 obj-$(CONFIG_MRST_RAR_HANDLER) += memrar/
 obj-$(CONFIG_DX_SEP)            += sep/
 obj-$(CONFIG_IIO)              += iio/
+obj-$(CONFIG_CS5535_GPIO)      += cs5535_gpio/
 obj-$(CONFIG_ZRAM)             += zram/
 obj-$(CONFIG_WLAGS49_H2)       += wlags49_h2/
 obj-$(CONFIG_WLAGS49_H25)      += wlags49_h25/
diff --git a/drivers/staging/cs5535_gpio/Kconfig b/drivers/staging/cs5535_gpio/Kconfig
new file mode 100644 (file)
index 0000000..a1b3a8d
--- /dev/null
@@ -0,0 +1,11 @@
+config CS5535_GPIO
+       tristate "AMD CS5535/CS5536 GPIO (Geode Companion Device)"
+       depends on X86_32
+       help
+         Note: this driver is DEPRECATED.  Please use the cs5535-gpio module
+         in the GPIO section instead (CONFIG_GPIO_CS5535).
+
+         Give userspace access to the GPIO pins on the AMD CS5535 and
+         CS5536 Geode companion devices.
+
+         If compiled as a module, it will be called cs5535_gpio.
diff --git a/drivers/staging/cs5535_gpio/Makefile b/drivers/staging/cs5535_gpio/Makefile
new file mode 100644 (file)
index 0000000..d67c4b8
--- /dev/null
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+obj-$(CONFIG_CS5535_GPIO)      += cs5535_gpio.o
diff --git a/drivers/staging/cs5535_gpio/TODO b/drivers/staging/cs5535_gpio/TODO
new file mode 100644 (file)
index 0000000..98d1cd1
--- /dev/null
@@ -0,0 +1,6 @@
+This is an obsolete driver for some the CS5535 and CS5536 southbridge GPIOs.
+It has been replaced by a driver that makes use of the Linux GPIO subsystem.
+Please switch to that driver, and let dilinger@queued.net know if there's
+anything missing from the new driver.
+
+This driver is scheduled for removal in 2.6.40.