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SubjectRe: [PATCH ethtool v1] netlink: add master/slave configuration support
On Tue, Jun 09, 2020 at 11:36:33AM -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: Stephen Hemminger <>
> Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2020 10:19:35 -0700
> > Yes, words do matter and convey a lot of implied connotation and
> > meaning.
> What is your long term plan? Will you change all of the UAPI for
> bonding for example?
> Or will we have a partial solution to the problem?

As a first step, let's stop _adding_ this language.

Given what I've seen from other communities and what I know of the kernel
community, I don't think we're going to get consensus on some massive
global search/replace any time soon. However, I think we can get started
on making this change with just stopping further introductions. (I view
this like any other treewide change: stop new badness from getting
added, and chip away as old ones as we can until it's all gone.)

Kees Cook

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