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authorXie He <xie.he.0141@gmail.com>2020-11-14 07:09:21 -0800
committerJakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>2020-11-17 13:33:29 -0800
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net: wan: Delete the DLCI / SDLA drivers
The DLCI driver (dlci.c) implements the Frame Relay protocol. However, we already have another newer and better implementation of Frame Relay provided by the HDLC_FR driver (hdlc_fr.c). The DLCI driver's implementation of Frame Relay is used by only one hardware driver in the kernel - the SDLA driver (sdla.c). The SDLA driver provides Frame Relay support for the Sangoma S50x devices. However, the vendor provides their own driver (along with their own multi-WAN-protocol implementations including Frame Relay), called WANPIPE. I believe most users of the hardware would use the vendor-provided WANPIPE driver instead. (The WANPIPE driver was even once in the kernel, but was deleted in commit 8db60bcf3021 ("[WAN]: Remove broken and unmaintained Sangoma drivers.") because the vendor no longer updated the in-kernel WANPIPE driver.) Cc: Mike McLagan <mike.mclagan@linux.org> Signed-off-by: Xie He <xie.he.0141@gmail.com> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20201114150921.685594-1-xie.he.0141@gmail.com Signed-off-by: Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>
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@@ -2499,15 +2499,6 @@ W: http://www.rdrop.com/users/paulmck/
D: RCU and variants
D: rcutorture module
-N: Mike McLagan
-E: mike.mclagan@linux.org
-W: http://www.invlogic.com/~mmclagan
-D: DLCI/FRAD drivers for Sangoma SDLAs
-S: Innovative Logic Corp
-S: Post Office Box 1068
-S: Laurel, Maryland 20732
-S: USA
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N: Bradley McLean
E: brad@bradpc.gaylord.com
D: Device driver hacker