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SubjectRe: [PATCH] rpadlpar_io:Add MODULE_DESCRIPTION entries to kernel modules
On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 6:50 AM Tyrel Datwyler <tyreld@linux.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> 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 RPA as a spec was superseded by PAPR in the early 2000s.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.

I'm not too bothered by what we call it so long as it's consistent
with *something* else in the tree. Using pseries rather than ibm as a
prefix would probably be better since the legacy ibmphp driver is in
the same directory.

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