[PATCH] locks: rename file-private locks to file-description locks

Andy Lutomirski luto at amacapital.net
Mon Apr 21 12:01:20 MDT 2014

On 04/21/2014 09:45 AM, Jeff Layton wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:10:04 -0400
> Rich Felker <dalias at libc.org> wrote:
>> I'm well aware of that. The problem is that the proposed API is using
>> the two-letter abbreviation FD, which ALWAYS means file descriptor and
>> NEVER means file description (in existing usage) to mean file
>> description. That's what's wrong.
> Fair enough. Assuming we kept "file-description locks" as a name, what
> would you propose as new macro names?

F_OFD_...?  F_OPENFILE_...?

If you said "file description" to me, I'd assume you made a typo.  If,
on the other hand, you said "open file" or "open file description" or,
ugh, "struct file", I think I'd understand.


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