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    SubjectRe: I request inclusion of SAS Transport Layer and AIC-94xx into the kernel
    On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 02:22:34PM -0600, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
    > There's precedent for binary data in sysfs -- pci config space is one.

    binary data in sysfs is for stuff that is just a "pass through" for the
    kernel. Copying the pci config space, in raw form from the device to
    userspace is one such example. Firmware blobs is another one.

    Binary data in sysfs is _not_ for exporting kernel structures or other
    data that the kernel "understands" and manipulates.

    Hope this helps,

    greg k-h
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