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Date:	Sat, 22 Sep 2012 09:03:47 -0700
From:	Jeff Kirsher <tarbal@...il.com>
To:	Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@...arflare.com>
CC:	Richard Cochran <richardcochran@...il.com>, 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 09/22/2012 08:44 AM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> 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
FWIW, I agree with Ben.
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