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From: "linux-os (Dick Johnson)" <linux-os@analogic.com>
To: "James Bottomley" <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com>
Cc: "Alan Cox" <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>,
	<linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Linux kernel" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] scsi_error: Fix language abuse.
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 11:07:20 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0802081104370.27386@chaos.analogic.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1202486247.3102.17.camel@localhost.localdomain>



The correct word should be "invalid," in spite of
the fact that the SCSI committee used invalid syntax.

Alan is right. There is nothing illegal in the kernel
and if there is, it must be removed as soon as it
is discovered!


On Fri, 8 Feb 2008, James Bottomley wrote:

>
> On Fri, 2008-02-08 at 15:32 +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
>> The word "illegal" has a precise dictionary meaning of "prohibited by
>> law". The error messages are therefore incorrect as so far nobody has
>> made SCSI violations a criminal offence.
>
> Um, I'm really reluctant to do this without an incredibly good reason.
> Illegal is a defined term under the SCSI standards, and the messages you
> are changing actually appear with the word Illegal in the actual
> ASC/ASCQ definition.  If I accept this patch, you'll no longer be able
> to look the messages up in the relevant standard:
>
> http://www.t10.org/ftp/t10/drafts/spc3/spc3r23.pdf
>
> By a simple text search.
>
> I don't think the pedantry is worth the confusion ...
>
> James
>

Cheers,
Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.6.22.1 on an i686 machine (5588.29 BogoMips).
My book : http://www.AbominableFirebug.com/
_


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  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-02-08 16:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-08 15:32 Alan Cox
2008-02-08 15:57 ` James Bottomley
2008-02-08 15:59   ` Alan Cox
2008-02-08 16:28     ` James Bottomley
2008-02-08 16:07   ` linux-os (Dick Johnson) [this message]
2008-02-08 16:27     ` Mark Hounschell
2008-02-11 16:07       ` linux-os (Dick Johnson)
2008-02-11 17:13         ` Benny Halevy
2008-02-09  1:32 ` Douglas Gilbert
2008-02-09 13:50   ` Alan Cox
2008-02-10 23:24     ` Douglas Gilbert
2008-02-10 23:47     ` Matthew Wilcox
2008-02-09  8:02 ` Luben Tuikov

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