wimax: move to staging
After I sent a fix for what appeared to be a harmless warning in
the wimax user interface code, the conclusion was that the whole
thing has most likely not been used in a very long time, and the
user interface possibly been broken since b61a5eea5904 ("wimax: use
Using a shared branch between net-next and staging should help
coordinate patches getting submitted against it.
wimax: move out to staging
There are no known users of this driver as of October 2020, and it will
be removed unless someone turns out to still need it in future releases.
According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WiMAX_networks, there
have been many public wimax networks, but it appears that many of these
have migrated to LTE or discontinued their service altogether.
As most PCs and phones lack WiMAX hardware support, the remaining
networks tend to use standalone routers. These almost certainly
run Linux, but not a modern kernel or the mainline wimax driver stack.
NetworkManager appears to have dropped userspace support in 2015
site had already shut down earlier.
WiMax is apparently still being deployed on airport campus networks
("AeroMACS"), but in a frequency band that was not supported by the old
Intel 2400m (used in Sandy Bridge laptops and earlier), which is the
only driver using the kernel's wimax stack.
Move all files into drivers/staging/wimax, including the uapi header
files and documentation, to make it easier to remove it when it gets
to that. Only minimal changes are made to the source files, in order
to make it possible to port patches across the move.
Also remove the MAINTAINERS entry that refers to a broken mailing
list and website.
Acked-by: Jakub Kicinski <email@example.com>
Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Acked-By: Inaky Perez-Gonzalez <email@example.com>
Acked-by: Johannes Berg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Suggested-by: Inaky Perez-Gonzalez <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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