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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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