The following is a list of files and features that are going to be removed in the kernel source tree. Every entry should contain what exactly is going away, why it is happening, and who is going to be doing the work. When the feature is removed from the kernel, it should also be removed from this file. --------------------------- What: devfs When: July 2005 Files: fs/devfs/*, include/linux/devfs_fs*.h and assorted devfs function calls throughout the kernel tree Why: It has been unmaintained for a number of years, has unfixable races, contains a naming policy within the kernel that is against the LSB, and can be replaced by using udev. Who: Greg Kroah-Hartman <firstname.lastname@example.org> --------------------------- What: /proc/sys/cpu/*, sysctl and /proc/cpufreq interfaces to cpufreq (2.4.x interfaces) When: January 2005 Files: drivers/cpufreq/: cpufreq_userspace.c, proc_intf.c Why: /proc/sys/cpu/* has been deprecated since inclusion of cpufreq into the main kernel tree. It bloats /proc/ unnecessarily and doesn't work well with the "governor"-based design of cpufreq. /proc/cpufreq/* has also been deprecated for a long time and was only meant for usage during 2.5. until the new sysfs-based interface became ready. It has an inconsistent interface which doesn't work well with userspace setting the frequency. The output from /proc/cpufreq/* can be emulated using "cpufreq-info --proc" (cpufrequtils). Both interfaces are superseded by the cpufreq interface in /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu%n/cpufreq/. Who: Dominik Brodowski <email@example.com>
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