On 16/06/2020 16:09, Bart Van Assche wrote: > On 2020-06-16 02:42, Finn Thain wrote: >> Martin said, "I'd appreciate a patch to remove it" >> >> And Bart said, "do you want to keep this driver in the kernel tree?" >> >> AFAICT both comments are quite ambiguous. I don't see an actionable >> request, just an expression of interest from people doing their jobs. >> >> Note well: there is no pay check associated with having a MAINTAINERS file >> entry. > > Hi Finn, > > As far as I know the sbp driver only has had one user ever and that user > is no longer user the sbp driver. So why to keep it in the kernel tree? > Restoring a kernel driver can be easy - the first step is a "git revert".
Why not move the driver to drivers/staging for 2 or 3 kernel releases and if noone steps up, delete it? Just my 2 Cents, Johannes