Re: [char-misc-next 01/12 v3] mei: Rename mei_device to mei_host

From: Samuel Ortiz
Date: Wed Feb 13 2013 - 04:39:16 EST

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 11:09:00PM +0000, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Tuesday 12 February 2013, gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > >
> > > > Please let's find something that makes both hw and Linux happy
> > > I still believe it makes sense to use mei_device for what we add to the MEI
> > > bus. I'd be fine with mei_bus_device as well, but that would somehow look
> > > a bit awkward. Greg, Arnd, any preference ?
> >
> > "mei_device" works the best for me. Tomas, what you think of as a "MEI
> > Device" really is a "MEI Controller", it bridges the difference between
> > the PCI bus and your new MEI bus, so you will need to start thinking of
> > these things a bit differently now that you have created your own little
> > virtual bus.
> Yes, I agree. mei_bus_device would also work as the name for the controller,
> but not for the devices attached to it IMO.
Tomas, I propose to switch to mei_controller instead of mei_host and keep the
mei_device name for the devices we attach to the MEI bus.
Does that work for you ?


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