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    Subject[PATCH 0/5] Misc driver core changes (constness)

    It all started when code like this:

    static const char driver_name = "blah";
    static struct device_driver {
    .name = driver_name,

    would give me compiler warning about removing constness because driver
    core has "name" fields drclared simply as "char *". I think it is a good
    idea to have them as "const char *" since whoever accesses them should
    not try to change them.

    - kobject_hotplug should use kobject_name() instead of
    accessing kobj->name directly since for objects with
    long names it can contain garbage.

    - make sysfs_{create|remove}_link to take const char * name.

    - make kobject's name const char * since users should not
    attempt to change it (except by calling kobject_rename).

    - change name() method in kset_hiotplug_ops return const char *
    since users shoudl not try to modify returned data.

    - change driver's, bus's, class's and platform device's names
    to be const char * so one can use const char *drv_name = "asdfg";
    when initializing structures.
    Also kill couple of whitespaces.

    Please consider for inclusion.

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