[Skiboot] documentation terminology for OS

Vasant Hegde hegdevasant at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Thu Aug 4 18:44:37 AEST 2016

On 08/04/2016 10:27 AM, Daniel Axtens wrote:
> Stewart Smith <stewart at linux.vnet.ibm.com> writes:
>> So, we have a bit of a mixture in what we call the OS... I've tried to
>> standardise on "the host OS" to clearly differentiate from a guest
>> (which to some at IBM, due to PHYP heritage was 'the OS'). I also kept
>> away from 'hypervisor' as, well, you may not be using the OS as a
>> hypervisor. Also, 'Linux' is inaccurate as it may not be linux, and that
>> doesn't clarify between host and guest.
>> Now, just for an extra spanner: https://github.com/open-power-host-os
>> Which now makes the terminology "the host OS" ambiguous with "the Host OS".
>> So, anyone have any ideas?
>> I'm tempted to just say "the OS" and string replace everywhere while in
>> grumpy maintainer mode.
> The bare-metal OS? It's pretty icky, but at least it's unambiguous?

Or "PowerNV host" ?


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