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From: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
To: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 00/27] Add support for OpenCAPI SCM devices
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2019 16:15:08 -0800
Message-ID: <CAPcyv4hccpaw5fFdp7u3Z=C0zNZ1oTBtNfyLhJ16C2Dmq+Qp3Q@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191203124240.GT20752@bombadil.infradead.org>

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 4:43 AM Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 03:01:17PM +1100, Alastair D'Silva wrote:
> > On Mon, 2019-12-02 at 19:50 -0800, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > > On Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 02:46:28PM +1100, Alastair D'Silva wrote:
> > > > This series adds support for OpenCAPI SCM devices, exposing
> > >
> > > Could we _not_ introduce yet another term for persistent memory?
> > >
> >
> > "Storage Class Memory" is an industry wide term, and is used repeatedly
> > in the device specifications. It's not something that has been pulled
> > out of thin air.
>
> "Somebody else also wrote down Storage Class Memory".  Don't care.
> Google gets 750k hits for Persistent Memory and 150k hits for
> Storage Class Memory.  This term lost.
>
> > The term is also already in use within the 'papr_scm' driver.
>
> The acronym "SCM" is already in use.  Socket Control Messages go back
> to early Unix (SCM_RIGHTS, SCM_CREDENTIALS, etc).  Really, you're just
> making the case that IBM already uses the term SCM.  You should stop.

I tend to agree. The naming of things under
arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/ is not under my purview, but
drivers/nvdimm/ is. Since this driver is colocated with the "pmem"
driver let's not proliferate the "scm" vs "pmem" confusion.
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Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-03  3:46 Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 01/27] memory_hotplug: Add a bounds check to __add_pages Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 02/27] nvdimm: remove prototypes for nonexistent functions Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  4:47   ` Andrew Donnellan
2019-12-04  0:10   ` Dan Williams
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 03/27] powerpc: Add OPAL calls for LPC memory alloc/release Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 04/27] mm/memory_hotplug: Allow check_hotplug_memory_addressable to be called from drivers Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 05/27] powerpc: Map & release OpenCAPI LPC memory Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 06/27] ocxl: Tally up the LPC memory on a link & allow it to be mapped Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 07/27] ocxl: Add functions to map/unmap LPC memory Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 08/27] ocxl: Save the device serial number in ocxl_fn Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 09/27] ocxl: Free detached contexts in ocxl_context_detach_all() Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 10/27] nvdimm: Add driver for OpenCAPI Storage Class Memory Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  5:05   ` Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 11/27] nvdimm/ocxl: Add register addresses & status values to header Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 12/27] nvdimm/ocxl: Read the capability registers & wait for device ready Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 13/27] nvdimm/ocxl: Add support for Admin commands Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 14/27] nvdimm/ocxl: Add support for near storage commands Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 15/27] nvdimm/ocxl: Register a character device for userspace to interact with Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 16/27] nvdimm/ocxl: Implement the Read Error Log command Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-05  3:42   ` Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-05 19:34   ` kbuild test robot
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 17/27] nvdimm/ocxl: Add controller dump IOCTLs Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 18/27] nvdimm/ocxl: Add an IOCTL to report controller statistics Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 19/27] nvdimm/ocxl: Forward events to userspace Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 20/27] nvdimm/ocxl: Add an IOCTL to request controller health & perf data Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 21/27] nvdimm/ocxl: Support firmware update via sysfs Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 22/27] nvdimm/ocxl: Implement the heartbeat command Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 23/27] nvdimm/ocxl: Add debug IOCTLs Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 24/27] nvdimm/ocxl: Implement Overwrite Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 25/27] nvdimm/ocxl: Expose SMART data via ndctl Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 26/27] powerpc: Enable OpenCAPI Storage Class Memory driver on bare metal Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  4:54   ` Andrew Donnellan
2019-12-03  4:57     ` Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:46 ` [PATCH v2 27/27] MAINTAINERS: Add myself & nvdimm/ocxl to ocxl Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03  3:50 ` [PATCH v2 00/27] Add support for OpenCAPI SCM devices Matthew Wilcox
2019-12-03  4:01   ` Alastair D'Silva
2019-12-03 12:42     ` Matthew Wilcox
2019-12-04  0:15       ` Dan Williams [this message]

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