Nuke Arcnet and Token Ring support from kernel
Unless no one objects with good enough arguments, I'd like to commit
these patches in Monday:
There have been opinions to do the same with FDDI, but I'm not so sure.
Unlike Arcnet and Token Ring I know FDDI still be used in some networks
(although in the old ones nobody touches any more, but still). Opinions?
#1 Updated by dillon almost 7 years ago
:Unless no one objects with good enough arguments, I'd like to commit
:these patches in Monday:
:There have been opinions to do the same with FDDI, but I'm not so sure.
:Unlike Arcnet and Token Ring I know FDDI still be used in some networks
:(although in the old ones nobody touches any more, but still). Opinions?
I think we can safely nuke it.
#4 Updated by erik-wikstrom almost 7 years ago
It's a question about code maintenance, changes to other subsystems
might require changes to the code for Token Ring and such, and if none
uses them you can't be sure that those changes really work, only that
they compile. And if none uses them then making the changes is just
unnecessary work, so it's easier to just remove them.
Making them modules would not solve this problem, just add the extra
work of modulising the code that none will use anyway. And once again
you have none testing to see if the module-versions really work.