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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-discuss] [Tech-board-discuss] [PATCH] CodingStyle: Inclusive Terminology
On Tue, Jul 07, 2020 at 09:41:47AM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Jul 2020 01:54:23 -0700
> Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> wrote:
>
> > "I will whitelist the syscall" -- sounds correct to me (same for
> > "it is whitelisted" or "it is in whitelisting mode").
> >
> > "I will allow-list the syscall" -- sounds wrong to me (same for
> > "it is allow-listed" or "it is in allow-listing mode").
>
> That's because we can't just make "allow-list" a drop in replacement
> for "whitelist" as I too (native English speaker) find it awkward. But
> then we don't need to make it a drop in replacement.
>
> "I will whitelist the syscall" will become "I will add the syscall to
> the allow-list", which sounds perfectly fine, and even better than
> saying "I will add the syscall to the whitelist".

I will allow the syscall?

> -- Steve

--
Sincerely yours,
Mike.

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