Re: [PATCH] Shorten constant names for EFI variable attributes

From: Matthew Garrett
Date: Mon Jul 23 2012 - 09:27:42 EST

On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 03:10:56PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 07/20/2012 03:08 PM, Khalid Aziz wrote:
> >Replace very long constants for EFI variable attributes
> >with shorter and more convenient names. Also create an
> >alias for the current longer names so as to not break
> >compatibility with current API since these constants
> >are used by userspace programs. This patch depends on
> >patch <>.
> I think these some from the EFI specifcation, so NAK IMO.

>From the point of view of making efivars more readable, I'd certainly
prefer shorter constant names. Keeping an alias is necessary only
because it's an existing exposed interface. The specification doesn't
actually require the use of these specific names anywhere, and we've
taken a more relaxed attitude in other bits of the EFI code.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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