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SubjectRe: Removing pcap? (EZX support in mainline linux)
On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 8:58 AM Antonio Ospite <ao2@ao2.it> wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Apr 2019 16:07:41 +0200
> Alexandre Belloni <alexandre.belloni@bootlin.com> wrote:
> adding Robert to CC as he is listed as the current maintainer of
> ARM/EZX SMARTPHONES in the MAINTAINERS file.
>
> > I've had a look at the PCAP RTC driver because I'm removing a few
> > deprecated APIs. While doing so, I've discovered that the driver has
> > never worked properly because PCAP_RTC_TOD_MASK and PCAP_RTC_DAY_MASK
> > are both missing a bit so every day would roll over at 18:12:15 and the
> > whole the date would roll over in 2014.
> >
> > I discussed with Arnd about 59ee93a528b9 ("ARM: pxa: remove irq_to_gpio
> > from ezx-pcap driver") and it seems the whole EZX support has been
> > broken for a while.
> >
>
> As Harald said in another message I tried taking over OpenEZX for a
> while, but eventually lost interest.
>
> JFTR some parts of the project has been backed up here:
> https://gitlab.com/openezx
>
> I should also have a git backup of the wiki somewhere.
>
> > Is it worth fixing the RTC driver or could I remove it?
> >
>
> I am not aware of any active user but I'd leave the final word to
> Robert, IIRC he received some EZX hardware "recently".
>
> FWIW I think EZX code can be removed if it is a maintenance burden for
> anyone.

I would prefer if we could either keep or remove all of the ezx code, but not
just remove a particular driver. Removing it all now would let us skip that
discussion the next time someone has a problem with another device driver
for it.

Arnd

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