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SubjectRe: [PATCH] scsi: target/sbp: remove firewire SBP target driver
On 14/06/2020 01:03, Finn Thain wrote:
> 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

My patch to remove it was in response to:

>> 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.

I expect that if someone finds this useful it can stick around (but
that's not my call). I just don't have the time or inclination or
hardware to be able to maintain it anymore, so someone else would have
to pick it up.


Chris Boot

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