Commit:     edae58ead57319b0bcf16e48a32365145c7bf0b7
Parent:     003faaa17793c478ed2babc56a618396e0ef96c2
Author:     John W. Linville <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
AuthorDate: Wed Nov 21 15:24:35 2007 -0500
Committer:  David S. Miller <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
CommitDate: Mon Jan 28 14:55:36 2008 -0800

    softmac: mark as obsolete and schedule for removal
    Schedule softmac for for removal in the 2.6.26 development window.
    Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
    Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt |    8 ++++++++
 net/ieee80211/Kconfig                      |    5 +++--
 2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt 
index 8d5f9f8..ec50a2e 100644
--- a/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
+++ b/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
@@ -315,3 +315,11 @@ Why:       This driver's functionality has been replaced 
by the
 Who:   John W. Linville <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
+What:  iee80211 softmac wireless networking component
+When:  2.6.26 (or after removal of bcm43xx and port of zd1211rw to mac80211)
+Files: net/ieee80211/softmac
+Why:   No in-kernel drivers will depend on it any longer.
+Who:   John W. Linville <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
diff --git a/net/ieee80211/Kconfig b/net/ieee80211/Kconfig
index 1438ade..bd50104 100644
--- a/net/ieee80211/Kconfig
+++ b/net/ieee80211/Kconfig
@@ -1,8 +1,9 @@
 config IEEE80211
-       tristate "Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack"
+       tristate "Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack (DEPRECATED)"
        This option enables the hardware independent IEEE 802.11
-       networking stack.
+       networking stack.  This component is deprecated in favor of the
+       mac80211 component.
 config IEEE80211_DEBUG
        bool "Enable full debugging output"
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