[alsa-devel] [PATCH] ia64: rename platform_* to ia64_platform_*

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Wed Jul 25 20:41:58 CEST 2012

On Wed, 2012-07-25 at 18:37 +0000, Luck, Tony wrote:
> >> Is platform_name particularly special?
> Yes. It is the symbol that is currently colliding with other subsystem namespace.
> >> Perhaps it's be better to rename all the other
> >> platform_<foo> uses to ia64_platform_<foo>
> >
> > That's good point in general, oh well I just wanted to make the minimal change..
> Following that logic there isn't anything special about symbols starting with
> "platform" ... and we should hunt down every global symbol in every architecture
> that is local to the architecture and replace it with $arch_$symbol.
> I think I'll just take the minimal patch to fix "platform_name" and continue to
> use a "fix as problems occur" algorithm to the namespace pollution problem.

That can lead to a lot of naming inconsistencies.

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