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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] bt: Mark the bluetooth subsystem as deprecated



On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 11:00:30AM +0100, Thomas Huth wrote:
> It has been unmaintained since years, and there were only trivial or
> tree-wide changes to the related files since many years, so the
> code is likely very bitrotten and broken. For example the following
> segfaults as soon as as you press a key:
> 
>  qemu-system-x86_64 -usb -device usb-bt-dongle -bt hci -bt device:keyboard
> 
> Since we are not aware of anybody using bluetooth with the current
> version of QEMU, let's mark the subsystem as deprecated, with a special
> request for the users to write to the qemu-devel mailing list in case
> they still use it (so we could revert the deprecation status in that
> case).

I think that settles the bluetooth debate for now.  We deprecate it,
wait for feedback, possibly un-deprecate (parts of) the code.  Next
year we'll actually remove the unused code.

Patch queued for 3.1.

thanks,
  Gerd


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