should we rename cifs.spnego to cifs.upcall in v3.2

Steve Langasek vorlon at
Sat Aug 16 16:33:06 GMT 2008

On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 06:25:30AM -0400, Jeff Layton wrote:
> We recently committed a patch to v3-3-test to rename the "cifs.spnego"
> program to the more generically named "cifs.upcall". I'm trying to
> decide whether this change is also suitable for the v3-2-* branches.

> On the one hand, this is a significant change that affects both users
> and those people packaging this program. On the other hand, this
> program is fairly new, not a lot of people are using it yet, and making
> this change now might mean less pain in the long run.

> Anyone have thoughts?

> (For the record, Simo has already stated that he thinks we should go
> ahead and change this for v3.2 as well).

FWIW, I've been waiting to see the outcome of this name change before
backporting cifs.spnego to Ubuntu 8.04, precisely because I want the issues
with name changes to be dealt with sooner rather than later.

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