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Re: Sparc release requalification

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 08:38:22PM +0100, Jurij Smakov wrote:
> > > > If the PROM console driver still has some utility, maybe the boot option is
> > > > the way to go... does it? Does anyone still manufacture new machines with
> > > > new and strange console types that we don't support? :)
> > > 
> > > The PROM console driver has no relevance today at all.
> > > 
> > > It should simply never be used.
> > 
> > OK, cool, please remove it, and also please propagate that to the stable
> > branches so we don't miss anyone who's not on the bleeding edge.
> Please feel free to follow up on http://bugs.debian.org/525958 which I've
> filed in April to have the CONFIG_PROM_CONSOLE removed.

Yeah, definitely, Cc:ed. Dave has in the meantime killed it completely in
his stable tree:


There's another commit that takes it out of the defconfigs completely - it
was already unset there for a while now. So it's pretty much official now
(well, Linus still has to take it in, but that should be a formality).

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