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@@ -386,34 +386,6 @@ Who: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
-What: Support for VMware's guest paravirtuliazation technique [VMI] will be
- dropped.
-When: 2.6.37 or earlier.
-Why: With the recent innovations in CPU hardware acceleration technologies
- from Intel and AMD, VMware ran a few experiments to compare these
- techniques to guest paravirtualization technique on VMware's platform.
- These hardware assisted virtualization techniques have outperformed the
- performance benefits provided by VMI in most of the workloads. VMware
- expects that these hardware features will be ubiquitous in a couple of
- years, as a result, VMware has started a phased retirement of this
- feature from the hypervisor. We will be removing this feature from the
- Kernel too. Right now we are targeting 2.6.37 but can retire earlier if
- technical reasons (read opportunity to remove major chunk of pvops)
- arise.
- Please note that VMI has always been an optimization and non-VMI kernels
- still work fine on VMware's platform.
- Latest versions of VMware's product which support VMI are,
- Workstation 7.0 and VSphere 4.0 on ESX side, future maintainence
- releases for these products will continue supporting VMI.
- For more details about VMI retirement take a look at this,
- http://blogs.vmware.com/guestosguide/2009/09/vmi-retirement.html
-Who: Alok N Kataria <akataria@vmware.com>
What: Support for lcd_switch and display_get in asus-laptop driver
When: March 2010
Why: These two features use non-standard interfaces. There are the
@@ -530,16 +502,6 @@ Who: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
-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-Why: superseded by drivers/firewire/ (CONFIG_FIREWIRE) which offers more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>
What: The acpi_sleep=s4_nonvs command line option
When: 2.6.37
Files: arch/x86/kernel/acpi/sleep.c
@@ -564,6 +526,16 @@ Who: FUJITA Tomonori <fujita.tomonori@lab.ntt.co.jp>
+What: iwlwifi disable_hw_scan module parameters
+When: 2.6.40
+Why: Hareware scan is the prefer method for iwlwifi devices for
+ scanning operation. Remove software scan support for all the
+ iwlwifi devices.
+Who: Wey-Yi Guy <wey-yi.w.guy@intel.com>
What: access to nfsd auth cache through sys_nfsservctl or '.' files
in the 'nfsd' filesystem.
When: 2.6.40
@@ -573,4 +545,3 @@ Why: This is a legacy interface which have been replaced by a more
Who: NeilBrown <neilb@suse.de>