Re: linux-next requirements

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Wed Mar 03 2010 - 19:42:56 EST

On Thu, 4 Mar 2010 01:35:43 +0100 (CET) Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> As a side note: We created, to have a tool which helps
> us to alert developers about stuff which is deprecated and as a
> byproduct the coding style rules. I think it's a useful tool in
> general, just the outcome is an utter trainwreck:
> We have hordes of whitespace, spelling and codingstyle cleanup
> maniacs, while the hard stuff of replacing deprecated interfaces like
> semaphore based mutexes / completions, cleaning up the BKL horror,
> etc. is left to a few already overworked people who care.
> What's even worse is it that developers of new code and the
> maintainers who are merging it simply ignore its existance for
> whatever reasons. I can accept the whitespace argument, but I have no
> grasp why deprecation warnings are ignored at will.

um, write checkpatch rules to detect new additions of deprecated features.

I take patches.
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