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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/61] Rules on how to use sysfs in userspace programs
    On Wed, 11 Jul 2007, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:

    > From: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org>
    >
    > Here's a document to help clear things up.
    >
    > Signed-off-by: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org>
    > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
    > ---
    > Documentation/sysfs-rules.txt | 166 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    > 1 files changed, 166 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
    > create mode 100644 Documentation/sysfs-rules.txt
    >
    > diff --git a/Documentation/sysfs-rules.txt b/Documentation/sysfs-rules.txt
    > new file mode 100644
    > index 0000000..42861bb
    > --- /dev/null
    > +++ b/Documentation/sysfs-rules.txt
    > @@ -0,0 +1,166 @@
    > +Rules on how to access information in the Linux kernel sysfs
    > +
    > +The kernel exported sysfs exports internal kernel implementation-details
    kernel-exported implementation details
    > +and depends on internal kernel structures and layout. It is agreed upon
    > +by the kernel developers that the Linux kernel does not provide a stable
    > +internal API. As sysfs is a direct export of kernel internal
    > +structures, the sysfs interface can not provide a stable interface eighter,
    either
    ...

    you might want to hold off on that patch for a few minutes. :-)

    rday
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