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SubjectRe: [linux-usb-devel] Re: [BK PATCH] USB device support for 2.5.8 (take 2)
On Wed, 17 Apr 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> A "USB device driver" is driver for the mouse/scanner/whatever, ie the
> _other_ end, and that's that. Claiming anything else is just confusing and
> silly.
>
> Since we're talking about the other end of a "host" driver, "client" makes
> sense - in computers, I've always seen "client" as the reverse of the
> "host", but maybe that's just me. Outside of computers, "guest" seems to
> be the proper antonym, but that just strikes me as bizarre (a "USB guest
> driver"?)

Client isn't quite right, as it may imply the other end is 'server'. And
you can certainly think of a USB drive as a 'server' of disk data. Target
is a SCSIism that's too obscure. I suggest 'slave' or a politically
correct variant thereof.

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