Re: /proc/bus/pci

From: William Lee Irwin III (
Date: Thu Jun 05 2003 - 11:00:07 EST

On Thu, 5 Jun 2003, Albert Cahalan wrote:
>> Some of the IBMers use "phb" instead of "hose" or "domain".

On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 08:51:31AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Gods, did they run out of vowels in _that_ part of IBM too?
> Where do they go? Is there somebody at IBM that hoards vowels, and will
> one day hold the rest of the world hostage? "Mwahahahaa! If you don't buy
> support from IBM, you can never use the letter 'A' again! Whahahahhhaah!".
> I can see it now.
> What the _f*ck_ is wrong with just calling it "PCI domain". It's a fine
> word, and yes, "domain" is used commonly in computer language, but that's
> a _good_ thing. Everybody immediately understands what it is about.
> There is no goodness to acronyms where you have to be some "insider" to
> know what the hell it means. That "hose" thing has the same problem: I
> don't know about anybody else, but to me a "hose" is a logn narrow conduit
> for water, and a "PCI hose" doesn't much make sense to me.
> A "phb" just makes me go "Whaa?"

I've never seen this; however, I've seen "PCI segment" used in some
Intel docs. I do agree that neither "phb" nor "hose" are particularly
nice nomenclature.

-- wli
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