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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] Allow more than PAGESIZE data read in configfs
On Tue, 10 Oct 2006 13:35:11 -0700
Joel Becker <> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 11:20:43AM -0700, Chandra Seetharaman wrote:
> > Currently, maximum amount of data that can be read from a configfs
> > attribute file is limited to PAGESIZE bytes. This is a limitation for
> > some of the usages of configfs.
> NAK. This forces a complex and inappropriate interface on the
> majority of users, and doesn't honor configfs' simplicity-first design.

The patch deletes a pile of custom code from configfs and replaces it with
calls to standard kernel infrastructure and fixes a shortcoming/bug in the
process. Migration over to the new interface is trivial and almost

Nice patch. What's not to like about it??

> I understand Chandra's concerns, but this patch isn't the right
> way to do it.

To do what? Fix the artificial PAGE_SIZE contraint? The patch would be
justified on cleanup grounds even if nobody was hitting that limit.
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