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SubjectRe: [PATCH] scsi: target/sbp: remove firewire SBP target driver
On Sat, 13 Jun 2020, Chris Boot wrote:

> I no longer have the time to maintain this subsystem nor the hardware to
> test patches with.

Then why not patch MAINTAINERS, and orphan it, as per usual practice?

$ git log --oneline MAINTAINERS | grep -i orphan

> It also doesn't appear to have any active users so I doubt anyone will
> miss it.
>

It's not unusual that any Linux driver written more than 5 years ago
"doesn't appear to have any active users".

If a driver has been orphaned and broken in the past, and no-one stepped
up to fix it within a reasonable period, removal would make sense. But
that's not the case here.

I haven't used this driver for a long time, but I still own PowerMacs with
firewire, and I know I'm not the only one.

> Signed-off-by: Chris Boot <bootc@bootc.net>
> ---
> MAINTAINERS | 9 -
> drivers/target/Kconfig | 1 -
> drivers/target/Makefile | 1 -
> drivers/target/sbp/Kconfig | 12 -
> drivers/target/sbp/Makefile | 2 -
> drivers/target/sbp/sbp_target.c | 2350 -------------------------------
> drivers/target/sbp/sbp_target.h | 243 ----
> 7 files changed, 2618 deletions(-)
> delete mode 100644 drivers/target/sbp/Kconfig
> delete mode 100644 drivers/target/sbp/Makefile
> delete mode 100644 drivers/target/sbp/sbp_target.c
> delete mode 100644 drivers/target/sbp/sbp_target.h
>

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