[PATCH] schedule the obsolete raw driver for removal
Adrian Bunk [Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:59:37 +0000 (14:59 -0700)]
Since kernel 2.6.3 the Kconfig text explicitely stated this driver was
obsolete.

(trolling for IBMers)

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
drivers/char/Kconfig

index 77511af..1d227ee 100644 (file)
@@ -43,6 +43,14 @@ Who: Randy Dunlap <rddunlap@osdl.org>
 
 ---------------------------
 
+What:  RAW driver (CONFIG_RAW_DRIVER)
+When:  December 2005
+Why:   declared obsolete since kernel 2.6.3
+       O_DIRECT can be used instead
+Who:   Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
+
+---------------------------
+
 What:  register_ioctl32_conversion() / unregister_ioctl32_conversion()
 When:  April 2005
 Why:   Replaced by ->compat_ioctl in file_operations and other method
index 7ccf871..43d0cb1 100644 (file)
@@ -940,8 +940,8 @@ config RAW_DRIVER
          Once bound, I/O against /dev/raw/rawN uses efficient zero-copy I/O. 
          See the raw(8) manpage for more details.
 
-          The raw driver is deprecated and may be removed from 2.7
-          kernels.  Applications should simply open the device (eg /dev/hda1)
+          The raw driver is deprecated and will be removed soon.
+          Applications should simply open the device (eg /dev/hda1)
           with the O_DIRECT flag.
 
 config HPET