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SubjectRe: [PATCH] rpadlpar_io:Add MODULE_DESCRIPTION entries to kernel modules
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On 9/23/20 11:41 PM, Oliver O'Halloran wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 3:15 PM Mamatha Inamdar
> <mamatha4@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>>
>> This patch adds a brief MODULE_DESCRIPTION to rpadlpar_io kernel modules
>> (descriptions taken from Kconfig file)
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Mamatha Inamdar <mamatha4@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>> ---
>> drivers/pci/hotplug/rpadlpar_core.c | 1 +
>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/pci/hotplug/rpadlpar_core.c b/drivers/pci/hotplug/rpadlpar_core.c
>> index f979b70..bac65ed 100644
>> --- a/drivers/pci/hotplug/rpadlpar_core.c
>> +++ b/drivers/pci/hotplug/rpadlpar_core.c
>> @@ -478,3 +478,4 @@ static void __exit rpadlpar_io_exit(void)
>> module_init(rpadlpar_io_init);
>> module_exit(rpadlpar_io_exit);
>> MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
>> +MODULE_DESCRIPTION("RPA Dynamic Logical Partitioning driver for I/O slots");
>
> RPA as a spec was superseded by PAPR in the early 2000s. Can we rename
> this already?

I seem to recall Michael and I discussed the naming briefly when I added the
maintainer entries for the drivers and that the PAPR acronym is almost as
meaningless to most as the original RPA. While, IBM no longer uses the term
pseries for Power hardware marketing it is the defacto platform identifier in
the Linux kernel tree for what we would call PAPR compliant. All in all I have
no problem with renaming, but maybe we should consider pseries_dlpar or even
simpler ibmdlpar.

>
> The only potential problem I can see is scripts doing: modprobe
> rpadlpar_io or similar
>
> However, we should be able to fix that with a module alias.

Agreed.

-Tyrel

>
> Oliver
>

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