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SubjectRe: Revenge of the sysfs maintainer! (was Re: [PATCH 8 of 20] ipath - sysfs support for core driver)
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On Fri, 2006-03-10 at 05:51 -0800, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-03-10 at 08:57 +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-03-09 at 20:58 -0800, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2006-03-09 at 17:00 -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > >
> > > > They are in the latest -mm tree if you wish to use them. Unfortunatly
> > > > it might look like they will not work out, due to the per-cpu relay
> > > > files not working properly with Paul's patches at the moment.
> > >
> > > Hmm, OK.
> > >
> > > > What's wrong with debugfs?
> > >
> > > It's not configured into the kernels of either of the distros I use (Red
> > > Hat or SUSE). I can't have a required part of my driver depend on a
> > > feature that's not enabled in the major distro kernels.
> >
> > sucks to be you, however I think it's equally or even more unacceptable
> > to cripple the main kernel because you want to also support antique
> > kernels (those more than 12 months old).
>
> What antique kernels? It's not enabled in the latest SLES beta
> (2.6.16-git6 or so), or in Fedora rawhide (also 2.6.16-git).
>
> They mightn't be exactly today's kernels, but they're no more than two
> or three weeks old. CONFIG_DEBUG_FS has been in the kernel for a long
> time, and it's still not being picked up.

but it's a module; you can ship it no problem yourself if you go through
the hell of shipping external modules



>
> > The general rule is "if you
> > want to support that, do it outside the kernel.org tree".
>
> Which "that" are you referring to?

supporting really ancient kernels


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