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authorStefan Richter <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de>2010-05-24 21:31:23 +0200
committerStefan Richter <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de>2010-05-25 21:37:40 +0200
commit3014420b6b5d0a6483cf5e56c10df180a33e957e (patch)
tree04df87b17f49cac78dced5503438f86715ffb4ef /Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
parent5c40cbfefa828208c671e2f58789e4dd04f79563 (diff)
ieee1394: schedule for removal
All application domains that are supported by the old ieee1394 driver stack are supported by the newer firewire driver stack too. There is now good and extensive experience with the newer stack from deployment in Fedora since F7 as well as by enthusiast users of other distributions. The new drivers have consequently been recommended as the default ones since 2.6.33, in order to fix some severe usability problems of FireWire on Linux due to limitations of the old stack. It is now high time to announce when the obsolete drivers will be removed. Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de> Acked-by: Jarod Wilson <jarod@redhat.com>
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@@ -542,3 +542,13 @@ Why: Duplicate functionality with the gspca_zc3xx driver, zc0301 only
sensors) wich are also supported by the gspca_zc3xx driver
(which supports 53 USB-ID's in total)
Who: Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com>
+What: old ieee1394 subsystem (CONFIG_IEEE1394)
+When: 2.6.37
+Files: drivers/ieee1394/ except init_ohci1394_dma.c
+Why: superseded by drivers/firewire/ (CONFIG_FIREWIRE) which offers more
+ features, better performance, and better security, all with smaller
+ and more modern code base
+Who: Stefan Richter <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de>