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Re: Removing deprecated drivers from drivers/i2c/chips

To: Wolfram Sang <>
Subject: Re: Removing deprecated drivers from drivers/i2c/chips
From: Jean Delvare <>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:49:37 +0200
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Hi Wolfram,

On Wed,  9 Sep 2009 23:22:47 +0200, Wolfram Sang wrote:
> continuing the quest to clean up and ultimately remove the drivers/i2c/chips
> directory, this patch series removes three drivers for GPIO-expanders which 
> are
> obsoleted and marked as deprecated for more than a year. The newer (and 
> better)
> drivers can be found in drivers/gpio.
> As it is ensured that the newer drivers cover the same i2c_device_ids, all
> platform_devices will still match. Some defconfig updates may be necessary
> though, but according to [1] this is left to the arch|platform-maintainers
> (also as most defconfigs are quite outdated). For that reason, I put the
> relevant arch-mailing-lists to Cc. Comments are welcome.

Looks very good, I'll apply the 3 patches removing the legacy drivers.

Not sure about the patch to drivers/gpio/pcf857x.c, as there is no gpio
tree and no maintainer either AFAIK, I guess I shall pick it too?

Jean Delvare

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