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



On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 02:14:02PM +0100, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> 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.

FWIW, libvirt has never exposed any of the bluetooth functionality, so
no objections to removing it from our side.


Regards,
Daniel
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