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    [SCSI] aci7xxx_old: delete decade+ obsolete driver · 1a4049dd
    Paul Gortmaker authored
    After getting warnings in an allyesconfig build[1] from this
    driver, I decided to remind myself just how old it was, and
    whether it warranted fixing.  In the Kconfig help text, I found:
    
      "This driver will eventually be phased out entirely"
    
    Going back to the history archive, I see the line was added[2]
    in Feb 2002, when we moved from v2.4.2.1 ---> v2.4.2.2
    
    So, with over a decade of notification, and multiple major releases
    since then, I think we can justify removing this.  Currently we have
    people wasting time building it during routine testing, and then
    wasting more time re-researching the known reported warnings, only to
    find that nobody really is willing to integrate the fixes[3] for it.
    
    A quick search didn't seem to indicate any active user base for it.
    If someone happens to have a quirky _old_ card that the eleven year
    old "new" driver doesn't work with, then it is entirely reasonable
    that they stick with a kernel version that predates this removal.
    
    [1] drivers/scsi/aic7xxx_old.c: In function ‘aic7xxx_register’:
        drivers/scsi/aic7xxx_old.c:7901:5: warning: case value ‘257’ not in enumerated type ‘ahc_chip’ [-Wswitch]
        drivers/scsi/aic7xxx_old.c:7898:5: warning: case value ‘513’ not in enumerated type ‘ahc_chip’ [-Wswitch]
        drivers/scsi/aic7xxx_old.c: In function ‘aic7xxx_load_seeprom’:
        drivers/scsi/aic7xxx_old.c:8517:5: warning: case value ‘257’ not in enumerated type ‘ahc_chip’ [-Wswitch]
        drivers/scsi/aic7xxx_old.c:8510:5: warning: case value ‘513’ not in enumerated type ‘ahc_chip’ [-Wswitch]
    
    [2] http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/tglx/history.git commit 44e8778c
    
    [3] https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/10/29/215
    
    Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@windriver.com>
    Acked-by: default avatarHannes Reinecke <hare@suse.de>
    Acked-by: default avatarDoug Ledford <dledford@redhat.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarJames Bottomley <JBottomley@Parallels.com>
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