Staging Updates Submitted For Linux 4.16
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 1 February 2018 at 06:33 AM EST. 3 Comments
LINUX KERNEL --
Greg Kroah-Hartman sent in pull requests this morning for the various subsystems he oversees for the mainline Linux kernel, including the staging area.

Staging work for Linux 4.16 includes:

- A number of new IIO (Industrial I/O) subsystem drivers.

- The networking IPX and NCPFS file-systems were demoted to the staging tree. IPX and NPCFS are at risk of being dropped from the mainline Linux kernel due to their lack of use/maintenance.

- Meanwhile the Visorbus subsystem has started moving out of the staging tree and into the mainline kernel. Visorbus is a virtualized bus for the Unisys s-Par firmware.

- The MOST subsystem and FSL-MC code is also nearing graduation from staging and that should happen for Linux 4.17.

- Various other code clean-ups and fixes to existing staging code.

A complete list of the staging changes can be found via this pull request.
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