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SubjectRe: [PATCHSET] Sysfs cleanups from Eric W. Biederman
On Mon, 20 Aug 2007 21:36:29 +0900,
Tejun Heo <> wrote:

> Hello, all.
> This is subset of Eric W. Biederman's "Sysfs cleanups & tagged
> directory support" patchset[1] with the following modifications.
> * fix-i_mutex-locking-in-sysfs_get_dentry patch is added at the top
> and #14-Don_t-use-lookup_one_len_kern and
> #15-vfs-Remove-lookup_one_len_kern are dropped. This is because #14
> contained had a bug where it might created dentry/inode for an
> already deleted sysfs_dirent. I think it's benefitial to keep
> single lookup path.
> * Rewrote simplify-sysfs_get_dentry patch and
> #08-Implement-__sysfs_get_dentry,
> #09-Move-sysfs_get_dentry-below-__sysfs_get_dentry and
> #10-Rewrite-sysfs_get_dentry-in-terms-of-__sysfs_get_dentry are
> omitted as __sysfs_get_dentry() isn't used by anyone.
> * #16, 19-25 are omitted as it isn't clear yet how the tagged entry
> support will end up.
> * readdir simplification fixed.
> * sysfs_mutex double locking fixed.
> The patchset is on top of the current -gregkh.

Survives some casual testing (including moving devices). Patches look
sane to me at a cursory glance as well (sorry, don't have much time at
the moment).
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