Re: [PATCH] debugfs for 2.6.10-rc3

From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Dec 17 2004 - 22:03:32 EST

On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 09:33:35PM -0500, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 01:36:45PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > I've added debugfs to my bk driver tree (located at
> > bk:// so it will show up in
> > the next -mm release.
> Debugfs is a very natural name, but it will undoubtedly cause
> confusion since we already have debugfs(8) in e2fsprogs. One is a
> filesystem, and the other is a user-mode command, so it's not a total
> name collision, but it could cause some communication mixups.
> On the other hand, I couldn't think of a better name, so perhaps we
> should just live with it. I did want to point out the potential
> problem now while there's still a chance to change it, though....

I agree about the name clash (I pointed it out in my original debugfs
post) and like you, I couldn't think of a better name either.

Think of it like a trademark, they both have the same name, yet they
live in different locations, hence they are both allowed to exist :)


greg k-h
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