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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] New firewire stack
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Hi Kristian,

> >> I'm announcing an alternative firewire stack that I've been working on
> >> the last few weeks. I'm aiming to implement feature parity with the
> ...
> > can you please use drivers/firewire/ if you want to start clean or
> > aiming at replacing drivers/ieee1394/. Using "fw" as an abbreviation in
> > the directory path is not really helpful.
>
> Yes, that's probably a better idea. Do you see a problem with using fw_* as a
> prefix in the code though? I don't see anybody using that prefix, but Stefan
> pointed out to me that it's often used to abbreviate firmware too.

the only problem are public and exported interfaces and function. For
static code you can use whatever you want. I personally would go with
"ieee1394", because that is the official name for it. Otherwise go with
"firewire" if you wanna separate yourself from the previous stack.

Besides having "fw" for firmware it also is used in terms of firewall
and you don't wanna have that confusion.

Regards

Marcel


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