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SubjectRe: RFC-patch - make sysfs_create_group skip members with attr.mode == 0
Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> On Friday 18 August 2006 00:25, Jim Cromie wrote:
>> With this patch, atts 4..N can be disabled at runtime,
>> by setting mode = 0. Afterwards, when sysfs_group_create
>> is called, it creates attr-files *only* for those whose
>> mode != 0. IOW - no attr-files for non-existent hardware.
>> Normally, mode is set usefully, and attr-files
>> are created as normal.
patch trimmed
> Unfortunately this does not work too well if your box happen to have
> 2 or more different chips served by the same driver as you fiddle with
> the static array of attributes shared by all device instances.

Ack, yes. Thats become clear over on lm-sensors.
Kinda spoils the supposed generality..

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