Re: Removal of staging/rt2860sta (and rt2870sta)

From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Apr 08 2011 - 12:13:37 EST

On Fri, Apr 08, 2011 at 09:53:57AM -0500, Larry Finger wrote:
> Greg,
> When I looked again at the removal of rt2860sta from staging, it was
> quickly obvious that unless rt2870sta was also removed, very little
> of the code could be removed. As I have no experience with
> rt2800usb, the mainline driver for that device, I went to the
> wireless mailing list with the question. There was one objection to
> the removal, but the maintainers were in favor, thus I will be
> submitting a patch to delete both drivers.
> I did the changes on my local git tree, committed them, and used
> 'git format-patch'. I expected that 'git rm' statements would be
> used to delete the files, but I got normal patch format. As a
> result, the resulting patch is over 2.4 GB, and has over 75,000
> lines. Obviously, I'm reluctant to dump a patch of this size on the
> lists. Is there a way to force git to use "rm" statements, or is
> there some way to handle this large patch?

You can point me at the git tree and I can pull from it :)


greg k-h
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