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

Jeff Layton jlayton at
Sat Aug 16 18:55:39 GMT 2008

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On Sat, 16 Aug 2008 09:33:06 -0700
Steve Langasek <vorlon at> wrote:

> 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.
> Cheers,

Ok, so we have at least 2 votes "for" and there doesn't seem to be much
reason "against". I'm going to go ahead and push these patches into
v3-2-test (along with some of the follow-on bugfixes). If anyone finds
them to be problematic, we can revisit them before they go to stable...

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Jeff Layton <jlayton at>
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