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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 05/15] umh: Separate the user mode driver and the user mode helper support
Linus Torvalds <> writes:

> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 1:05 PM Eric W. Biederman <> wrote:
>> This makes it clear which code is part of the core user mode
>> helper support and which code is needed to implement user mode
>> drivers.
>> kernel/umd.c | 146 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> kernel/umh.c | 139 -------------------------------------
> I certainly don't object to the split, but I hate the name.
> We have uml, umd and umh for user mode {linux, drivers, helper}
> respectively.And honestly, I don't see the point in using an obscure
> and unreadable TLA for something like this.
> I really don't think it would hurt to write out even the full name
> with "usermode_driver.c" or something like that, would it?
> Then "umd" could be continued to be used as a prefix for the helper
> functions, by all means, but if we startv renaming files, can we do it
> properly?

I will take care of it. I have to respin the patchset for a silly bug anyways.


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