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SubjectRe: [PATCH 11/12] platform/x86: dell-wmi-smbios: introduce character device for userspace
On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 09:12:34PM +0000, Mario.Limonciello@dell.com wrote:
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> > Thanks for the concrete example, this helps a lot.
> >
> > One guiding principle of this series and something Pali correctly pointed out,
> > is that for Linux, we're keeping WMI as the implementation and exposing features
> > to userspace through char devs and IOCTLS. You points above are consistent with
> > that theme, and the GUIDs are not an appropriate namespace.
> >
> > The driver namespace does make more sense as you suggested above:
> >
> > /dev/wmi/$driver
> >
> > This still has wmi in the name, but given that is the bus name, I think it's a
> > reasonable way organize the files - and is still a well-defined naming scheme.
> >
>
> Thanks Darren. I'll adjust the patch.
> Would you like me to document this chosen policy somewhere in Documentation?
> If so, where?
> Or to put more about our conversation in the commit message?
>

Some justification in the commit message for now would be best. Thanks!

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Darren Hart
VMware Open Source Technology Center

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