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SubjectRe: [PATCH] implement in-kernel keys & keyring management
On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 10:23:20AM +0100, David Howells wrote:
> Greg KH <> wrote:
> > I think that if the /proc interface was moved over to sysfs (which is
> > where it should be), a number of these syscalls would go away.
> Well, I could move these two files into /sysfs. But just doing that wouldn't
> get rid of any of the system calls. To move these files into sysfs, should I
> create a "keys" subsystem?

Yes. But then you would have to split the info in these files up into
many different files, as it's "one value per file" for sysfs files :)

> Can you elaborate as to what you envision? I wonder if you'd thinking that I
> should make every key a kobject and fan-out them out in a directory in sysfs
> somewhere. I really don't want to do that, though... kobject seems to add
> quite a large overhead that I'd rather avoid (a directory in sysfs for
> instance).

James has gone into the detail of a filesystem type interface for this
code much better than I can envision.


greg k-h
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