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SubjectRe: [PATCH] iio: tmp006: Set correct iio name
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On 04/27/2016 06:58 PM, Crestez Dan Leonard wrote:
> On 04/26/2016 06:21 PM, Daniel Baluta wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 4:14 PM, Yong Li <sdliyong@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I am thinking if there is any application is using this incorrect
>>> name, the application should be fix too
>>
>> The rule is: "Don't break the userspace ABI". So, if we got this wrong
>> from the beginning we are stuck with this name.
>>
>> The only thing that can save the situation is to know that there is no
>> application relying on the name :).
>>
> But if iio_dev->name is supposed to be the "model name" then setting it
> to the i2c dev_name is just plain wrong, right? Correcting this could be
> considered a bugfix.

It's clearly wrong. But the problem is there might be an application that
depends on the wrong behavior, the driver has been around for 2.5 years. So
it's difficult to fix. We might just go ahead in this case and take the
chance that nobody will complain. But if somebody complains this will bring
us the wrath of the Linus.

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