nsITelephone / nsTelephonyWorker is somewhat of a misnomer. First, it's not a worker itself, it just talks to a worker and exposes it (via nsIRadioWorker). Functionality-wise, it does more than just calls (SMS, data calls, network status -- we're in the process of adding all these now). API-wise it doesn't really provide much abstraction over the RIL, it's merely glue between the worker and the DOM. So let's call it what it is: the RadioInterfaceLayer.
Oh, and all the RIL-stuff (nsIRadioInterfaceLayer, the RadioInterfaceLayer.js component, and ril_worker.js) should also move to from dom/telephony to dom/system/b2g IMHO (see above argument about not just being about telephony anymore).
Created attachment 585122 [details] [diff] [review] Patch, v1 Here's a stab at making this better. It's now SystemWorkerManager, since it will manage workers that are owned by system components. This also uses the GetInterface stuff that mrbkap and I have discussed in the past. We can bikeshed more on the name later, but this is the interface we want I think. Comments and disagreements welcome (always).
Comment on attachment 585122 [details] [diff] [review] Patch, v1 First off, having skimmed it only briefly, I agree with this patch! But this isn't quite what I had in mind for this bug. I thought the bug summary was kinda clear, but I guess it wasn't. (Way to hijack my bug, bent! :p) I'm happy to consider this patch part 1 and do the nsITelephone -> nsIRadioInterfaceLayer renaming in part 2 (which I'm happy to write.)
Comment on attachment 585122 [details] [diff] [review] Patch, v1 Oops. It was late and I didn't really read the bug, was just looking for 'rename' in the summary. You're right, this isn't the bug I want.
Moved the patch to bug 714459.
Comment on attachment 585122 [details] [diff] [review] Patch, v1 This stuff landed in the other bug.
Created attachment 589712 [details] [diff] [review] v1 Completely mechanical rename of the interfaces and relocation of RIL-specific stuff to dom/system/b2g, as discussed in previous comments.
Created attachment 589758 [details] [diff] [review] v2 Forgot to qrefresh... This version of the patch actually compiles ;)