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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-discuss] [Tech-board-discuss] [PATCH] CodingStyle: Inclusive Terminology
Em Tue, 7 Jul 2020 01:58:21 +0200
Tibor Raschko <> escreveu:

> > Allowlist/denylist terms are intuitive and action based which have a
> > globally uniform meaning.
> Nobody has a problem understanding "blacklist" and "whitelist". These
> are universally understood words even outside of computing. Claiming
> that we need clearer alternatives is smoke and mirrors.

Actually, as a non-native English speaker, the first time I saw
"<color>list", I had to do some research in order to understand what it
means :-)

That reminds me: what about "graylist"?

For coherency, if "blacklist/whitelist" won't be used anymore, an
alternative to graylist should also be provided.

Right now, it seems that only ACPI uses it:

$ git grep -i graylist
drivers/clocksource/acpi_pm.c:static void acpi_pm_check_graylist(struct pci_dev *dev)
drivers/clocksource/acpi_pm.c: acpi_pm_check_graylist);
drivers/clocksource/acpi_pm.c: acpi_pm_check_graylist);


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