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From: Tomoya MORINAGA <>
To: David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] ethernet/pch_gbe: Change company name OKI SEMICONDUCTOR to LAPIS Semiconductor
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:35:26 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi David

I can understand your saying.

If I post like below, is this patch acceptable for you ?
+       tristate "OKI/LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR IOH(ML7223/ML7831) GbE"

BTW, I think need consistency for "Change company/product name" as a
whole of linux.
Because other patches for the same series "change company name" I
posted have already accepted.
e.g.(GPIO, USB device, DMA, UART, I2C)


2012/1/31 David Miller <>:
> Sorry, we're not going to get into this pattern where we move drivers
> around in the tree every time the company that produces the chip
> changes it's name.
> If we did this then certain drivers will have moved 5 or more times
> since the beginning of the Linux kernel, and there is nothing to be
> gained from that except confusion.
> In fact more valuable thing to do is to refer to both the old and the
> new name, rather than just the new one or just the old one.  Because
> you now have two sets of users, one very large set which is familiar
> with the old name and a smaller set which will only know about the new
> name.
> Frankly, I would just leave everything alone except perhaps adding a
> mention of the new name (and not deleting the old name) in the Kconfig
> help text.

  reply	other threads:[~2012-01-31  0:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-01-27  5:45 [PATCH 1/3] ethernet/pch_gbe: Change company name OKI SEMICONDUCTOR to LAPIS Semiconductor Tomoya MORINAGA
2012-01-27  5:45 ` [PATCH 2/3] ethernet/pch_gbe: add Intel EG20T PCH Tomoya MORINAGA
2012-01-27  5:45 ` [PATCH 3/3] ethernet: Change author mail address Tomoya MORINAGA
2012-01-30 17:52 ` [PATCH 1/3] ethernet/pch_gbe: Change company name OKI SEMICONDUCTOR to LAPIS Semiconductor David Miller
2012-01-31  0:35   ` Tomoya MORINAGA [this message]
2012-01-31  1:19     ` David Miller
2012-01-31 10:41       ` Tomoya MORINAGA
2012-02-22  5:03         ` Tomoya MORINAGA

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