[PATCH Try#2] introduce-fiq-hdq.patch

Werner Almesberger werner at openmoko.org
Fri Feb 15 15:59:26 CET 2008

Andy Green wrote:
> The Kconfig I made for HDQ and bq27000 drivers uses the branding names,
> which makes sense to me, and this was accepted.

As a general note, I don't catch everything ;-)

However, if I spot something and you remember having done the same
thing (or something similar) also in the past, then it's good if you
bring it up, so that we can see whether something needs fixing.

> Can you articulate how
> that situation differed from the MODULE_DESCRIPTION case?  Or you think
> we should use GTA02 there?  If not, why not?

In my opinion, marketing names are more acceptable in Kconfig for
practical reasons: people often search for options with the
information they have about a device. So if someone doesn't quite
realize that the Freerunner they're holding is actually called
"GTA02", that person may miss an option.

I wonder what Marketing would think of adding a note somewhere that
warns people that a lot of technical references call this "GTA02"
or even (confusingly) Neo1973.

(BTW, I'm very happy that we're not ending up calling GTA01 and
GTA02 "Neo1973". Inside, they're quite different devices, and it
would certainly have caused a lot of headache if we had given them
identical names.)

- Werner

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