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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] tools/: Convert to new topic libraries
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Hi Borislav,

On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:27:59 +0100, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 10:32:42AM +0900, Namhyung Kim wrote:
>> I'm sorry to raise a naming issue again. But why the lib has 'k' and
>> the directory doesn't? Isn't it more natural to prepend 'k' to 'api'
>> as the name "api" looks too general?
>>
>> - libkapifs.{a,so} /kapi/fs/fs.c
>>
>> (Please ignore if it's already discussed..)
>
> Hmm, no, it hasn't been discussed but I assumed tools/lib/api/ being in
> the *kernel* repository implicitly says which api functionality we're
> collecting there. One of the main reasons to have tools/ in the kernel
> AFAIU is to have those tools which are using its API close. Therefore,
> tools/lib/api/ should be unambiguous.
>
> libkapifs.a (and the .so version even more, for that matter, and if we
> decide to do it one day) would probably need more distinction and the
> "k" in "kapi" there makes more sense.
>
> This is at least how I see it from here.

Yeah I assumed you guys plan to export it to the wild. :)

I'm OK with tools/lib/api if it lives and used only in the kernel tree.

Thanks,
Namhyung


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