Re: [RFC] remove arch/sh?

From: Adam Borowski
Date: Tue Jun 25 2019 - 07:21:58 EST

On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 11:02:36AM +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> On 6/25/19 10:56 AM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > arch/sh seems pretty much unmaintained these days. The last time I got
> > any reply to sh patches from the list maintainers, and the last maintainer
> > pull request was over a year ago, and even that has been rather sporadic.
> >
> > In the meantime we've not really seen any updates for new kernel features
> > and code seems to be bitrotting.
> We're still using sh4 in Debian

I wouldn't call it "used": it has popcon of 1, and despite watching many
Debian channels, I don't recall hearing a word about sh4 in quite a while.

Hardware development is dead: we were promised modern silicon by j-core
after original patents expired, but after J2 nothing happened, there was
silence from their side, and now is down.

âââââââ Packager's rule #1: upstream _always_ screws something up. This
âââââââ is true especially if you're packaging your own project.