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authorAdrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>2005-06-25 14:59:37 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>2005-06-25 16:25:11 -0700
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[PATCH] schedule the obsolete raw driver for removal
Since kernel 2.6.3 the Kconfig text explicitely stated this driver was obsolete. (trolling for IBMers) Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
-rw-r--r--Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt8
-rw-r--r--drivers/char/Kconfig4
2 files changed, 10 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt b/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
index 77511af4536..1d227ee3792 100644
--- a/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
+++ b/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
@@ -43,6 +43,14 @@ Who: Randy Dunlap <rddunlap@osdl.org>
---------------------------
+What: RAW driver (CONFIG_RAW_DRIVER)
+When: December 2005
+Why: declared obsolete since kernel 2.6.3
+ O_DIRECT can be used instead
+Who: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
+
+---------------------------
+
What: register_ioctl32_conversion() / unregister_ioctl32_conversion()
When: April 2005
Why: Replaced by ->compat_ioctl in file_operations and other method
diff --git a/drivers/char/Kconfig b/drivers/char/Kconfig
index 7ccf871d3c9..43d0cb19ef6 100644
--- a/drivers/char/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/char/Kconfig
@@ -940,8 +940,8 @@ config RAW_DRIVER
Once bound, I/O against /dev/raw/rawN uses efficient zero-copy I/O.
See the raw(8) manpage for more details.
- The raw driver is deprecated and may be removed from 2.7
- kernels. Applications should simply open the device (eg /dev/hda1)
+ The raw driver is deprecated and will be removed soon.
+ Applications should simply open the device (eg /dev/hda1)
with the O_DIRECT flag.
config HPET