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Re: RFC: Mega rename of device tree routines from of_*() to dt_*()

Subject: Re: RFC: Mega rename of device tree routines from of_*() to dt_*()
From: Timur Tabi <>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 09:44:52 -0600
Cc: LKML <>, linux-mips <>,,, linuxppc-dev list <>,
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On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 8:03 AM, Michael Ellerman
<> wrote:

> Personally I'm a bit ambivalent about it, the OF name is a bit wrong so
> it would be nice to get rid of, but it's a lot of churn.
> So I'm hoping people with either say "YES this is a great idea", or "NO
> this is stupid".

Well, my vote is "no".  I wouldn't call it stupid, but I do think it's
a bad idea.

In general, I don't like renaming functions, because it causes
complications with merges and porting code across kernel versions.  It
also forces me to re-remember things.

And especially in this case, the churn is too great.  You're affecting
files across multiple subsystems and architectures.

Timur Tabi
Linux kernel developer at Freescale

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