[PUSHED 4/4] Re: [PATCH 0/4] Remove some unused methods

Michael Stahl mstahl at redhat.com
Wed Feb 8 09:59:58 PST 2012

On 08/02/12 17:59, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 01:26:18AM +0100, Michael Stahl wrote:
>> patches to remove the tools/fsys trainwreck completely and adapt callers
>> to use osl/file.hxx would be appreciated of course :)
> I've started to look into this.

great :)

>  It is safe to say that I should only be
> cleaning up the usages outside of the tools/ directory?  And that any
> in-tools directory usage is "safe" in that once all out of the local
> module users are gone, we can just delete the whole "module"?

the eventual deletion of the entire tools module is certainly a worthy
goal, but alas that is still a long way off... of course, an incremental
approach is a good idea in these cases, so i guess the best way is to
convert callers one at a time, keep callers in the tools module for
last, and when the last one is gone we can remove the fsys stuff.

also, please note that there is an optional part called "binfilter" that
contains lots of ancient filters; it's in an extra git repo and not
enabled by default, "configure --enable-binfilter && make fetch" should
enable it; when doing such cleanups it's recommended to have that
enabled, because that ancient code calls lots of obsolete things.
of course, since binfilter will be removed eventually, try not to change
it, just keep it building (if something is only used in binfilter it can
be removed from core and moved to binfilter repo).

> thanks,
> greg k-h

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