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authorDominik Brodowski <linux@dominikbrodowski.net>2005-07-07 17:58:58 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2005-07-07 18:24:04 -0700
commitbf45d9b0ac108b11245203ebb082d30f5059846b (patch)
tree786c8812418142f6f05f42045bb0ebbe95d0bc52 /Documentation
parent69a4d56bae492b1a5e74459d9d771d9bc7f9320f (diff)
[PATCH] pcmcia: deprecate ioctl
Schedule removal of the PCMCIA ioctl (and thus kernel support for the pcmcia-cs userspace package) for November 2005. A big "thank you" to Dave Hinds for his great work on supporting PCMCIA in Linux. Things are just done differently by now, so the ongoing work to make PCMCIA behave like any other hotpluggable bus should continue. Signed-off-by: Dominik Brodowski <linux@dominikbrodowski.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt b/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
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@@ -119,3 +119,19 @@ Why: Match the other drivers' name for the same function, duplicate names
will be available until removal of old names.
Who: Grant Coady <gcoady@gmail.com>
+What: PCMCIA control ioctl (needed for pcmcia-cs [cardmgr, cardctl])
+When: November 2005
+Files: drivers/pcmcia/: pcmcia_ioctl.c
+Why: With the 16-bit PCMCIA subsystem now behaving (almost) like a
+ normal hotpluggable bus, and with it using the default kernel
+ infrastructure (hotplug, driver core, sysfs) keeping the PCMCIA
+ control ioctl needed by cardmgr and cardctl from pcmcia-cs is
+ unnecessary, and makes further cleanups and integration of the
+ PCMCIA subsystem into the Linux kernel device driver model more
+ difficult. The features provided by cardmgr and cardctl are either
+ handled by the kernel itself now or are available in the new
+ pcmciautils package available at
+ http://kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/pcmcia/
+Who: Dominik Brodowski <linux@brodo.de>