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SubjectRe: [RFC Aufs2 #2 21/28] aufs sysfs entries
On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 12:26:42PM +0900, hooanon05@yahoo.co.jp wrote:
>
> Thank you very much for reviewing.
>
> Greg KH:
> > > +/* todo: file size may exceed PAGE_SIZE */
> > > +ssize_t sysaufs_si_show(struct kobject *kobj, struct attribute *attr,
> > > + char *buf)
> >
> > NO IT CAN NOT!!!!
> >
> > You are using sysfs wrong if you even think you are getting close to
> > PAGE_SIZE.
>
> The main reason I left a comment about PAGE_SIZE is that some of aufs
> entry under sysfs contain the file path.

Which should be MAX_PATH, right? Is that ever bigger than PAGE_SIZE?

> And I don't think it is a good idea to create a symlink since the path
> may be changed as a result of users operation.
> I left it as "todo" because such long path is rare.
>
> If you have an idea to show users any file path which may be changed
> dynamically, please let me know. At the beginning I have tried procfs,
> but I was told that newer module should use sysfs instead of procfs. If
> sysfs doesn't suit a path, what should I use? Debugfs?

What specifically are you trying to show here?

> > Please, use debugfs for this. sysfs is a "one value per file" type
> > filesystem. You should never be using the seqfile interface for a sysfs
> > file, that's a sure sign something is wrong in your design.
> >
> > I think I'll stop reading now :(
>
> I will change some entries which doesn't contain a file path (or make
> them not to have have) and post again. So please don't stop reading.

Please document your sysfs entries, and I'll be glad to review it again.

thanks,

greg k-h


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