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Subject[PATCH] eeprom: Deprecate the legacy eeprom driver
Time has come to get rid of the old eeprom driver. The at24 driver
should be used instead. So mark the eeprom driver as deprecated and
give users some time to migrate. Then we can remove the legacy
eeprom driver completely.

Signed-off-by: Jean Delvare <>
Cc: Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
drivers/misc/eeprom/Kconfig | 5 ++++-
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- linux-5.2.orig/drivers/misc/eeprom/Kconfig 2019-08-23 18:40:44.140314063 +0200
+++ linux-5.2/drivers/misc/eeprom/Kconfig 2019-09-02 10:44:05.633190675 +0200
@@ -45,13 +45,16 @@ config EEPROM_AT25
will be called at25.

- tristate "Old I2C EEPROM reader"
+ tristate "Old I2C EEPROM reader (DEPRECATED)"
depends on I2C && SYSFS
If you say yes here you get read-only access to the EEPROM data
available on modern memory DIMMs and Sony Vaio laptops via I2C. Such
EEPROMs could theoretically be available on other devices as well.

+ This driver is deprecated and will be removed soon, please use the
+ better at24 driver instead.
This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module
will be called eeprom.

Jean Delvare
SUSE L3 Support

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