Deprecate blkmtd. Reasoning is described in the patch itself.
Signed-off-by: Jörn Engel <[email protected]>
Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt | 14 ++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 14 insertions(+)
--- blkmtd/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt~blkmtd_deprecation 2006-04-04 10:55:42.000000000 +0200
+++ blkmtd/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt 2006-04-04 11:03:56.000000000 +0200
@@ -246,3 +246,17 @@ Why: The interface no longer has any cal
Who: Nick Piggin <[email protected]>
+When: April 2006
+Why: o An alternative exists that hasn't had bug report for > 1 year.
+ o Most embedded people tend to use ancient kernels with custom patches
+ from mtd cvs and elsewhere, so the 1 year warning period neither
+ helps nor hurts them too much.
+ o It's in the way of klibc. The problems caused by pulling blkmtd
+ support are fairly low, while the problems caused by delaying klibc
+ can be fairly substantial. At best, this would be a severe burden
+ on hpa's time.
+Who: Joern Engel <[email protected]>
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