Re: [PATCH 2/2]: acpica/nfit: Rename not-armed bit definition

From: Linda Knippers
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 - 11:35:12 EST

On 8/27/2015 11:30 AM, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 7:43 AM, Linda Knippers <linda.knippers@xxxxxx> wrote:
>> I don't see why we can't fix the names so they make sense now before there
>> is hardware in the market. People doing testing and debugging look at stuff
>> in /sys and they write their own scripts too, not necessarily in python.
> The practical concern at this point is that it is too late in the 4.2
> development cycle, in my opinion, to push for a cosmetic change like
> this. We also have versions of libndctl starting to leak into
> distributions. Changing this in 4.3 means breaking the ABI from 4.2
> and managing both ways in future versions of the library as well as
> getting all distributions to update. Not insurmountable, but also
> something I don't want to take on just for a few characters in a sysfs
> file. I think this is better fixed with documentation which I still
> owe to the the Documentation/ABI/ directory.

Is there any distribution that is going to enable this with 4.2? I know
we're using it for testing now but there is still quite a bit of work
queued up for 4.3 and more still left to be done.

-- ljk

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