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Date:   Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:20:40 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
To:     "Keller, Jacob E" <>
Cc:     David Ahern <>,
        "" <>,
        Jiri Pirko <>,
        Shannon Nelson <>
Subject: Re: [iproute2-next v3] devlink: display elapsed time during flash

On Mon, 19 Oct 2020 19:05:34 +0000 Keller, Jacob E wrote:
> > The DEVLINK attributes are ridiculously long --
> > DEVLINK_ATTR_FLASH_UPDATE_STATUS_TIMEOUT is 40 characters -- which
> > forces really long code lines or oddly wrapped lines. Going forward
> > please consider abbreviations on name components to reduce their lengths.  
> This is probably a larger discussion, since basically every devlink attribute name is long.
> Jiri, Jakub, any thoughts on this? I'd like to see whatever abbreviation scheme we use be consistent.

As David said - let's keep an eye on this going forward. We already 
pushed back with Moshe's live reload work.

If you really want to make things better for this particular name
you could probably drop the word _STATUS from it.

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