Nuke Arcnet and Token Ring support from kernel

Erik Wikström erik-wikstrom at
Wed Aug 29 11:00:14 PDT 2007

On 2007-08-29 19:30, Antonio Huete Jimenez wrote:
On Sat, 25 Aug 2007 03:22:14 +0300, Hasso Tepper wrote:
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'm not absolutely expert in anything but I would like to know why this
drivers are nuked instead converted into modules. thanks
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.

Erik Wikström

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