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Remove NAND and NANDFS support
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Authored by imp on Jun 24 2019, 4:33 PM.

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rS349352: Remove NAND and NANDFS support
Summary

NANDFS has been broken for years. Remove it. The NAND drivers that
remain are for ancient parts that are no longer relevant. They are
polled, have terrible performance and just for ancient arm
hardware. NAND parts have evolved significantly from this early work
and little to none of it would be relevant should someone need to
update to support raw nand.

Numerous posts to arch@ and other locations have found no actual users
for this software.

Relnotes: Yes
No Objection From: arch@

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stand/common/part.c
94 ↗(On Diff #58957)

Should these be kept? (perhaps as "FreeBSD nandfs (obsolete)"?)

stand/common/part.c
94 ↗(On Diff #58957)

No. this stuff hasn't worked in years and years (a decade? ever?). It's better to just kill it imho. There's a vanishingly small user base for it (zero I'd wager) and I'd rather just completely eliminate it.

This revision was not accepted when it landed; it landed in state Needs Review.Jul 5 2019, 8:43 PM
Closed by commit rS349352: Remove NAND and NANDFS support (authored by imp). · Explain Why
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