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SubjectRe: [PATCH] xen: make sysfs files behave as their names suggest
Simon Horman wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 04:50:20PM -0800, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
>
>> 1: make "target_kb" only accept and produce a memory size in kilobytes.
>> 2: add a second "target" file which produces output in bytes, and will accept
>> memparse input (scaled bytes)
>>
>> This fixes the rather irritating problem that writing the same value
>> read back into target_kb would end up shrinking the domain by a factor
>> of 1024, with generally bad results.
>>
>
> Are there any compatibility issues that we should care about
> related to this change?
>

Well, in theory, but not in practice I think.

It changes the behaviour of target_kb from accepting bytes into
kilobytes, and it no longer parses a k/m/g suffix. The old behaviour
was a definite bug, given the name of the file, so I consider this to be
pure bugfix. The kernel introducing this interface has only been out
for a week or two, so I don't think there's much chance anyone has
started relying on the buggy behaviour.

J


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