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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] console: add /proc/consoles
On 11/03/2010 05:22 PM, Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 03, 2010 at 05:16:11PM +0100, Jiri Slaby wrote:
>> On 11/03/2010 05:13 PM, Greg KH wrote:
>>> On Wed, Nov 03, 2010 at 04:35:09PM +0100, Jiri Slaby wrote:
>>>> It allows users to see what consoles are currently known to the system
>>>> and with what flags.
>>>>
>>>> It is based on Werner's patch, the part about traversing fds was
>>>> removed, the code was moved to kernel/printk.c, where consoles are
>>>> handled and it makes more sense to me.
>>>
>>> Why kernel/printk.c? I don't think that makes sense, it's just a random
>>> proc file, so why not put it into something like fs/proc/ instead?
>>>
>>> Does it rely on any functions in the printk.c file?
>>
>> No it doesn't. I will move it to fs/proc/ if that's preferred. I checked
>> how VM proc stuff is handled and it was in in mm/, so I put this into
>> kernel/...
>>
>> (Then it will depend on the console cleanup series which I sent few
>> minutes ago...)
>
> That's fine, I can take those through my tree as well, as it makes sense
> to do so.

Actually where this code should be in fs/proc/? Most of the /proc/* is
handled elsewhere (fs/ mm/ kernel/). The rest is handled in specialized
fs/proc/FILE.c.
I cannot rule out a file to put this in.

thanks,
--
js
suse labs


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