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    SubjectRe: blank filenames in /sys/modules, kernel 2.6.21
    On Fri, 8 Jun 2007, Chuck Ebbert wrote:

    > We just found a file with this name in 2.6.21:
    > Directory name: /sys/module/nousb/parameters
    > File name: ""
    > IOW the file has an empty name. Is this intentional?
    > It sure confuses updatedb...

    that appears to be the result of:

    $ grep -r __module_param_call *
    drivers/usb/core/usb.c:__module_param_call("", nousb, param_set_bool, param_get_bool, &nousb, 0444);
    include/linux/moduleparam.h:#define __module_param_call(prefix, name, set, get, arg, perm) \
    include/linux/moduleparam.h: __module_param_call(MODULE_PARAM_PREFIX, name, set, get, arg, perm)

    and from drivers/usb/core/usb.c:

    /* format to disable USB on kernel command line is: nousb */
    __module_param_call("", nousb, param_set_bool, param_get_bool, &nousb, 0444);

    one has to wonder about the value of a macro that is invoked only
    once throughout the entire tree.

    Robert P. J. Day
    Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
    Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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