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SubjectRe: [patch 28/28] posix clocks: Introduce dynamic clocks
On Wed, 2 Feb 2011, Richard Cochran wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 01:49:47PM -0800, john stultz wrote:
> > I sort of worry about the naming collision with the term posix-clock, as
> > this is just one type of posix clock (I suspect most folks think of a
> > posix clock as the clockid passed to the existing posix api).
> >
> > Could we maybe use posix-dynclock or posix-fdclock or something? I know
> > its already been changed from clkdev, so sorry for being finicky here
> > and not catching this earlier.
>
> A rose by any other name...
>
> I agree that naming (even internal APIs) is important and have no
> objection to changing the name. I did spend a bit of time considering
> various alternatives, and now I'm out of ideas.
>
> So, please do change the name if you have a better one.

We have a clear distinction between posix-timers and those new
posix-clocks. Adding some artificial "fd", "dyn" or whatever will not
make it much better.

Thanks,

tglx


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