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Date:	Thu, 10 Dec 2009 19:47:11 -0800
From:	Greg KH <gregkh@...e.de>
To:	David Brownell <david-b@...bell.net>
Cc:	Jani Nikula <ext-jani.1.nikula@...ia.com>,
	dbrownell@...rs.sourceforge.net, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	dsilvers@...tec.co.uk, ben@...tec.co.uk,
	Artem.Bityutskiy@...ia.com, akpm@...ux-foundation.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] gpiolib: use chip->names for symlinks, always use
	gpioN for device names

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 07:39:30PM -0800, David Brownell wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 December 2009, Jani Nikula wrote:
> > While the device names are now unique again, collisions in chip->names
> > will still prevent duplicates from being exported to sysfs.
> 
> That's why I was never a real fan of chip->names...
> 
> IMO a "good" solution in this space needs to accept that
> those names are not going to be globally unique ... but
> that they'll be unique within some context, of necessity.
> 
> If Greg doesn't want to see those names under classes,
> so be it ... but where should they then appear?

As a sysfs file within the device directory called 'name'?  Then just
grep through the tree to find the right device, that also handles
duplicates just fine, right?

thanks,

greg k-h
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