Re: [PATCH AUTOSEL 6.5 43/45] Fix nomenclature for USB and PCI wireless devices

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On Fri, Sep 08, 2023 at 03:12:26PM -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 08, 2023 at 02:13:24PM -0400, Sasha Levin wrote:
> > From: Alan Stern <stern@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > 
> > [ Upstream commit 5d7cf67f72ae34d38e090bdfa673da4aefe4048e ]
> > 
> > A mouse that uses a USB connection is called a "USB mouse" device (or
> > "USB mouse" for short), not a "mouse USB" device.  By analogy, a WiFi
> > adapter that connects to the host computer via USB is a "USB wireless"
> > device, not a "wireless USB" device.  (The latter term more properly
> > refers to a defunct Wireless USB specification, which described a
> > technology for sending USB protocol messages over an ultra wideband
> > radio link.)
> > 
> > Similarly for a WiFi adapter card that plugs into a PCIe slot: It is a
> > "PCIe wireless" device, not a "wireless PCIe" device.
> > 
> > Rephrase the text in the kernel source where the word ordering is
> > wrong.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Alan Stern <stern@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Signed-off-by: Kalle Valo <kvalo@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Link:
> > Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Is there any real reason to apply this commit to the -stable kernels?
> I did not mark it that way when it was submitted, and it doesn't fix
> any bugs.  In fact, aside from updating some module and device
> description strings, all it does is change a bunch of comments.
> Does that really fall under the -stable rules for acceptance?

Not really, this is just documentation, it should be dropped from the
autosel queues.


greg k-h

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