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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 1 of 4] Configfs is really sysfs
Joel Becker <Joel.Becker@oracle.com> wrote:
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> On Wed, Aug 31, 2005 at 08:54:39AM +1000, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > But it would be stupid to forbid users from creating directories in sysfs or
> > to forbid kernel modules from directly tweaking a configfs namespace. Why
> > should the kernel not be able to add objects to a directory a user created?
> > It should be up to the module author to decide these things.
>
> This is precisely why configfs is separate from sysfs. If both
> user and kernel can create objects, the lifetime of the object and its
> filesystem representation is very complex. Sysfs already has problems
> with people getting this wrong. configfs does not.
> The fact that sysfs and configfs have similar backing stores
> does not make them the same thing.
>

Sure, but all that copying-and-pasting really sucks. I'm sure there's some
way of providing the slightly different semantics from the same codebase?
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