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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH] CodingStyle: Inclusive Terminology
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Hello,

On Sat, 04 Jul 2020 13:02:51 -0700 Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com> wrote:

> Recent events have prompted a Linux position statement on inclusive
> terminology. Given that Linux maintains a coding-style and its own
> idiomatic set of terminology here is a proposal to answer the call to
> replace non-inclusive terminology.

I'm glad to see this patch.

>
> Cc: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
> Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
> Signed-off-by: Chris Mason <clm@fb.clm>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>

Acked-by: SeongJae Park <sjpark@amazon.de>

> ---
> Documentation/process/coding-style.rst | 12 ++++
> Documentation/process/inclusive-terminology.rst | 64 +++++++++++++++++++++++
> Documentation/process/index.rst | 1
> 3 files changed, 77 insertions(+)
> create mode 100644 Documentation/process/inclusive-terminology.rst
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/process/coding-style.rst b/Documentation/process/coding-style.rst
> index 2657a55c6f12..4b15ab671089 100644
> --- a/Documentation/process/coding-style.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/process/coding-style.rst
> @@ -319,6 +319,18 @@ If you are afraid to mix up your local variable names, you have another
> problem, which is called the function-growth-hormone-imbalance syndrome.
> See chapter 6 (Functions).
>
> +For symbol names, avoid introducing new usage of the words 'slave' and
> +'blacklist'. Recommended replacements for 'slave' are: 'secondary',
> +'subordinate', 'replica', 'responder', 'follower', 'proxy', or
> +'performer'. Recommended replacements for blacklist are: 'blocklist' or
> +'denylist'.

I have submitted a couple of patches for automated encouragement of the the
inclusive terms and those merged in the -next tree[1,2] now. Nonetheless, the
version says only "please consider using 'denylist' and 'allowlist' instead of
'blacklist' and 'whitelist'" for now. I think we could add more terms in there
based on this discussion. I could do that after this patch is merged, or you
could do that yourself in the next spin of this patch. Please do whatever you
feel comfort.

[1] https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git/commit/?id=7d0bea01dec27195d95d929c1ee49a4a74dd6671
[2] https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git/commit/?id=95a94258ceb27052f00b7e51588a128d20bf05ed


Thanks,
SeongJae Park

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