Re: [RFC net-next 0/2] Create ancient subdirectories for old hardware
From: Joe Perches
Date: Fri Mar 18 2016 - 22:28:13 EST
On Fri, 2016-03-18 at 22:11 -0400, David Miller wrote:
> 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.
I don't doubt that.
All files are still in drivers/net, just possibly in
separate subdirectories for easier visibility to
determine if changes like what were proposed for cxgb
should actually be done or not.