On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 7:43 AM, Linda Knippers <linda.knippers(a)hp.com> wrote:
I don't see why we can't fix the names so they make sense now
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.