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SubjectRe: [PATCH 07/11] sysfs: Implement sysfs_delete_link and sysfs_rename_link
Benjamin Thery wrote:
> sysfs: Implement sysfs_delete_link and sysfs_rename_link
> When removing a symlink sysfs_remove_link does not provide
> enough information to figure out which tagged directory the symlink
> falls in. So I need sysfs_delete_link which is passed the target
> of the symlink to delete.
> Further half the time when we are removing a symlink the code is
> actually renaming the symlink but not doing so explicitly because
> we don't have a symlink rename method. So I have added sysfs_rename_link
> as well.
> Both of these functions now have enough information to find a symlink
> in a tagged directory. The only restriction is that they must be called
> before the target kobject is renamed or deleted. If they are called
> later I loose track of which tag the target kobject was marked with
> and can no longer find the old symlink to remove it.
> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>
> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Thery <>

Ugly but given the current interface limitations...

Acked-by: Tejun Heo <>


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