Re: Parallel Tape vs. PacketTwin - pt name clash

Alan Cox (
Wed, 29 Jul 1998 15:02:18 +0100 (BST)

> (3) Rename the PacketTwin driver to something else. Since there is no
> association between the driver's file name and a device node, this
> is fairly transparent.

The packetwin probably has a user base in double figures at most. Submit
a patch to rename it as "ptwin" in 2.1.11x and nobody is going to get
too upset about it. Common sense before fairness I think. Also its
consistant with scsi naming.

> (5) Finally, we could deal with this by fixing the Makefile to
> abort with a clear explanation when it detects that a module of
> the same name is already linked into linux/modules. This is
> arguably the correct fix - since the probability of this
> happening to anyone except a distribution builder is
> effectively nil.

Actually I build everything I can build but don't own with 'M' for all
the -ac builds. So that patch if someone submits it will help here at

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