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SubjectRe: [PATCH 8 of 20] ipath - sysfs support for core driver
On Thu, 2006-03-09 at 17:11 -0800, Greg KH wrote:

> These two files sure do show a lot of different stuff, all in a
> predefined structure for a single file. Please break them up into the
> different individual files please.

The problem is that I want them to be presented together. They look
like a pile of different stuff, but they're actually Infiniband NodeInfo
and PortInfo structures. And yes, they are that ugly.

These files fall into the same categories as the atomic_counters and
atomic_snapshots files you raised objections to earlier; it actually
makes sense to look at them as a whole, not their constituent parts.

In the earlier round of review, people suggested that I use netlink for
stuff like this, but I quickly decided I'd rather gnaw my leg off than
use the netlink API.

I'm thinking at this point that I should just route this information
through the /dev/ipath_sma char device, and maybe
add /dev/ipath_counters%d and /dev/ipath_stats to go with it. I think
that's a pretty crummy approach that sysfs solves more cleanly, but
there you go.


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