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

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at
Sun Aug 17 06:47:51 GMT 2008

Jeff Layton schrieb:
> 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...

I would rename it. Packagers could ship the old name as symlink...


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