Re: [PATCH 2/2] staging: octeon-usb: delete the octeon usb host controller driver

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 - 15:20:01 EST

On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 09:31:54PM +0200, Aaro Koskinen wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 10:15:09AM +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > This driver was merged back in 2013 and shows no progress toward every
> > being merged into the "correct" part of the kernel.
> Do you mean all the patches since 2013 were "no progress"? Thanks.

I have not seen any proposals to get it out of staging at all. If the
only thing left really is just those two simple TODO lines, then why has
it taken 6 years to do that?

> > The code doesn't even build for anyone unless you have the specific
> > hardware platform selected, so odds are it doesn't even work anymore.
> I used it in production almost a decade with no issues with unpatched
> mainline kernel. All reported issues were fixed. Last kernel I ran
> was v5.3.

Then why has it not been merged out of staging?


greg k-h