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Date:   Mon, 6 Jul 2020 12:22:54 +0200
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
To:     Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Cc:     NeilBrown <>,
        ksummit <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,,
        Chris Mason <clm@...clm>
Subject: Re: [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH] CodingStyle: Inclusive Terminology

On Mon, Jul 06, 2020 at 09:53:55AM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 9:22 AM Greg Kroah-Hartman
> <> wrote:
> > look at the USB spec for an example of these terms being used in this
> > way for many decades.
> And when does the "gadget" enter the show? ;-)

It doesn't, as the USB spec does not describe that in any reasonable way
for us to use when dealing with drivers for both "types" of devices.  So
we came up with the word "gadget" on purpose to be able to talk about
those things in a specific manner.


greg k-h

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