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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pktcdvd: remove driver.
On Sat, Dec 24, 2022 at 10:53:53AM +0100, Pali Rohár wrote:
> On Friday 02 December 2022 19:27:58 Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > Way back in 2016 in commit 5a8b187c61e9 ("pktcdvd: mark as unmaintained
> > and deprecated") this driver was marked as "will be removed soon". 5
> > years seems long enough to have it stick around after that, so finally
> > remove the thing now.
> Why to remove? This driver is still widely used, userspace in active
> maintenance and in last two years userspace software received more fixes
> for CD-RW support and pktcdvd.

It was marked as "please remove" back in 2016, why wasn't that changed
if people were actually using this?

> Just now community person informed me that somebody is going to remove
> kernel support.

Isn't there better ways to support the hardware needed than this driver?


greg k-h

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