Re: [PATCH v1] driver core: Change delimiter in devlink device's name to "--"

From: Saravana Kannan
Date: Mon Jul 27 2020 - 18:10:00 EST

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 7:21 AM Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 8:05 PM Saravana Kannan <saravanak@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > The devlink device name is of the form "supplier:consumer". But ":" is
> > fairly common in device names and makes it visually hard to distinguish
> > supplier and consumer. So, replace it with "--" to make it easier.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Saravana Kannan <saravanak@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Well, this makes sense in principle, but I wonder how much risk of
> breaking anything in user space there is?

The original patch got in only a week or two before this patch. So I
don't think there's any real risk of breaking user space here. Also,
it hasn't been part of any kernel release version yet. So I think we
are safe.

Also, Greg already took it.