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SubjectRe: [RFC/PATCH v6 03/12] media: Entities, pads and links
On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 03:13:36PM +0100, Laurent Pinchart wrote:
> On Thursday 25 November 2010 16:49:52 Mark Brown wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 04:40:41PM +0100, Laurent Pinchart wrote:

> > > It's supposed to reflect whether the link can carry data. Think of the
> > > active flag as a valve on a pipe. If the valve is open, the link is
> > > active. If the valve is closed, the link is inactive. This is unrelated
> > > to whether water actually flows through the pipe.

> > This seems a confusing name, then - I'd expect an active link to be one
> > which is actually carrying data rather than one which is available to
> > carry data. How a more neutrally worded name such as "connected" (which
> > is what ASoC uses currently)?

> In our current vocabulary "connected" refers to entities between which a link
> exist, regardless of the link state ("valve opened" or "valve closed"). I'm
> not totally happy with "active" either, but if we replace it with "connected"
> we need another word to replace current uses of "connected".


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