any place to mark various compatible strings as deprecated?

Olof Johansson olof at
Thu Apr 9 02:01:12 EST 2009

On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 10:21:54AM -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:
> On Apr 8, 2009, at 9:48 AM, Olof Johansson wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 09:23:22AM -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:
>>> Do we have anywhere to list out compatible strings that are  
>>> deprecated
>>> and warn if the kernel sees one?
>> Wouldn't dtc be a better location for that? The kernel has to be  
>> backwards
>> compatible anyway, I don't really see a reason to warn there.
> The reason is I want to eventually drop support in the kernel for some  
> of the old compatibles.

If it's something that shipped then I don't see how you can ever
do that. Best thing you can do is do fixups like prom_init does and
translate them to the preferred compatible string of the week.


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