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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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