Re: [RFC net-next 0/2] Create ancient subdirectories for old hardware

From: David Miller
Date: Fri Mar 18 2016 - 22:12:15 EST

From: Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2016 17:33:29 -0700

> Maybe something like this:
> Old, rare, and unsupported hardware should be exposed as ancient.
> The drivers for these ancient hardwares are generally untested with
> current kernels.

Moving drivers has a long term maintainence cost.

If they've moved into drivers/net proper, we have to maintain
them there forever.