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Date:	Sat, 22 Sep 2012 16:44:48 +0100
From:	Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@...arflare.com>
To:	Richard Cochran <richardcochran@...il.com>
CC:	<netdev@...r.kernel.org>, David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Jacob Keller <jacob.e.keller@...el.com>,
	Jeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@...el.com>,
	John Stultz <john.stultz@...aro.org>,
	Matthew Vick <matthew.vick@...el.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH V2 net-next 4/4] ptp: clarify the clock_name sysfs
 attribute

On Sat, 2012-09-22 at 09:42 +0200, Richard Cochran wrote:
> There has been some confusion among PHC driver authors about the
> intended purpose of the clock_name attribute. This patch expands the
> documation in order to clarify how the clock_name field should be
> understood.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Richard Cochran <richardcochran@...il.com>
> ---
>  Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-ptp |    5 ++++-
>  1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-ptp b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-ptp
> index d40d2b5..c906488 100644
> --- a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-ptp
> +++ b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-ptp
> @@ -19,7 +19,10 @@ Date:		September 2010
>  Contact:	Richard Cochran <richardcochran@...il.com>
>  Description:
>  		This file contains the name of the PTP hardware clock
> -		as a human readable string.
> +		as a human readable string. The purpose of this
> +		attribute is to provide the user with a "friendly
> +		name" and to help distinguish PHY based devices from
> +		MAC based ones.

Might also be worth saying that it is not required to be unique.  And
this explanation should also go in the kernel-doc in ptp_clock_kernel.h,
which is what driver writers are most likely to read.

Ben.

>  What:		/sys/class/ptp/ptpN/max_adjustment
>  Date:		September 2010

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