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SubjectRe: gpiolib: add names file in gpio chip sysfs.
On Tue, Aug 04, 2009 at 04:43:39PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon, 03 Aug 2009 17:55:36 +0100
> ben@fluff.org wrote:
> >
>
> Did you mean the commit to have an author of ben@fluff.org? I assumed
> not and rewrote it to
>
> Ben Dooks <ben@simtec.co.uk>
>
> If you indeed want a different Author: and Signed-off-by: line then
> please indicate that explicitly by putting a From: line at the top of
> the changelog.

sorry, occasionally whilst using quilt mail I get this wrong.

> As your MUA didn't fill in the real-name part of the From: address,
> it's nice to provide a From: line in the changelog so the patch
> receiver doesn't have to type it in.
>
> > Add a 'names' file to the sysfs entries for each chip to show which
> > have names.
>
> Why?

To export this information to the user. That was the only reason.

--
Ben

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A: One-third less calories than a regular year.



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