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@@ -505,14 +505,47 @@ Who: Bjorn Helgaas <>
-What: The CAP9 SoC family will be removed
-When: 3.4
-Files: arch/arm/mach-at91/at91cap9.c
- arch/arm/mach-at91/at91cap9_devices.c
- arch/arm/mach-at91/include/mach/at91cap9.h
- arch/arm/mach-at91/include/mach/at91cap9_matrix.h
- arch/arm/mach-at91/include/mach/at91cap9_ddrsdr.h
- arch/arm/mach-at91/board-cap9adk.c
-Why: The code is not actively maintained and platforms are now hard to find.
-Who: Nicolas Ferre <>
- Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD <>
+What: Low Performance USB Block driver ("CONFIG_BLK_DEV_UB")
+When: 3.6
+Why: This driver provides support for USB storage devices like "USB
+ sticks". As of now, it is deactivated in Debian, Fedora and
+ Ubuntu. All current users can switch over to usb-storage
+ (CONFIG_USB_STORAGE) which only drawback is the additional SCSI
+ stack.
+Who: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
+What: kmap_atomic(page, km_type)
+When: 3.5
+Why: The old kmap_atomic() with two arguments is deprecated, we only
+ keep it for backward compatibility for few cycles and then drop it.
+Who: Cong Wang <>
+What: get_robust_list syscall
+When: 2013
+Why: There appear to be no production users of the get_robust_list syscall,
+ and it runs the risk of leaking address locations, allowing the bypass
+ of ASLR. It was only ever intended for debugging, so it should be
+ removed.
+Who: Kees Cook <>
+What: setitimer accepts user NULL pointer (value)
+When: 3.6
+Why: setitimer is not returning -EFAULT if user pointer is NULL. This
+ violates the spec.
+Who: Sasikantha Babu <>
+What: V4L2_CID_HCENTER, V4L2_CID_VCENTER V4L2 controls
+When: 3.7
+Why: The V4L2_CID_VCENTER, V4L2_CID_HCENTER controls have been deprecated
+ for about 4 years and they are not used by any mainline driver.
+ There are newer controls (V4L2_CID_PAN*, V4L2_CID_TILT*) that provide
+ similar functionality.
+Who: Sylwester Nawrocki <>