[systemd-devel] [PATCH] Add FDB support

Rauta, Alin alin.rauta at intel.com
Sat Dec 13 04:23:43 PST 2014

I mean, "fdb" in non-googlable, but:
"fdb entry" or "bridge fdb" are googlable.

-----Original Message-----
From: systemd-devel [mailto:systemd-devel-bounces at lists.freedesktop.org] On Behalf Of Rauta, Alin
Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2014 12:12 PM
To: Zbigniew Jedrzejewski-Szmek; Lennart Poettering
Cc: Kinsella, Ray; 'systemd-devel at lists.freedesktop.org'
Subject: Re: [systemd-devel] [PATCH] Add FDB support

"fdb" and "entry" association is non-googlable, but bridgeFDB is. It will get you exactly where you want.

-----Original Message-----
From: Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek [mailto:zbyszek at in.waw.pl]
Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2014 12:20 AM
To: Lennart Poettering
Cc: Rauta, Alin; Kinsella, Ray; 'systemd-devel at lists.freedesktop.org'
Subject: Re: [systemd-devel] [PATCH] Add FDB support

On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 04:07:23PM +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Fri, 12.12.14 09:07, Rauta, Alin (alin.rauta at intel.com) wrote:
> > What do you think about the following transformations:
> > 
> > [FDBEntry]           =====> [FDBNeigh]
> We try to avoid acronyms and abbreviations unless they are very widely 
> established. Hence I am not convinced "Neigh" is something we should 
> use.
> Given that "fdb" and "entry" are commonly used I think [FDBEntry] 
> would be fine.
I don't think it's widely established. E.g. compared to "VLAN", it certainly isn't. "FDB" is also pretty much non-googlable.
"ForwardingDatabase" is imho much nicer and easier to search for. Also, it's not like you type those things by hand every day, so saving a few characters should not be a consideration.

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