RE: [PATCHv3 4/4] MAINTAINERS: Remove powerpc's opal match
From: Elliott, Robert (Persistent Memory)
Date: Fri Feb 17 2017 - 11:41:11 EST
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> To: Michael Ellerman <mpe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> Subject: Re: [PATCHv3 4/4] MAINTAINERS: Remove powerpc's opal match
> Thanks everyone. Sorry about the mess :)
> On 02/15/2017 10:23 PM, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > Jon Derrick <jonathan.derrick@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> >> PPC's 'opal' match pattern also matches block/sed-opal.c, where it looks
> >> like the 'arch/powerpc' file pattern should be enough to match powerpc
> >> opal code by itself. Remove the opal regex pattern from powerpc.
> > We thought of it first.
> > Can't you just rename your driver, Opal Storage Specification, so "oss",
> > that should be pretty unique?
> > ... :)
The library could easily be used for devices supporting the Opalite and Pyrite
SSCs, not just the Opal SSC. With some effort, I suspect that Enterprise SSC
could also be supported. So, a broader name might indeed be useful.
The full names of the specifications are:
TCG Storage Security Subsystem Class: Opal
TCG Storage Security Subsystem Class: Opalite
TCG Storage Security Subsystem Class: Pyrite
TCG Storage Security Subsystem Class: Enterprise
Robert Elliott, HPE Persistent Memory