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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pktcdvd: added sysfs interface + bio write queue handling fix
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Hello,

>> + write_queue_size (r) Contains the size of the bio write
>> + queue.
...
>> + mapped_to Symbolic link to mapped block device
>> + in the /sys/block tree.
>
> Shouldn't this whole thing be in /sys/class/ instead of /sys/block/ ?

Don't know. I thought, the pktcdvd is a block driver, so put
the control files into /sys/block ..
Is /sys/class better? If yes, where to put it?

> On Fri, Sep 08, 2006 at 05:40:11PM -0400, Phillip Susi wrote:
>> Greg KH wrote:
>> >On Fri, Sep 08, 2006 at 07:55:08PM +0200, Thomas Maier wrote:
>> >>+/sys/block/pktcdvd/<pktdevname>/packet/
>> >>+ statistic (r) Show device statistic. One line with
>> >>+ 5 values in following order:
>> >>+ packets-started
>> >>+ packets-end
>> >>+ written in kB
>> >>+ read gather in kB
>> >>+ read in kB
>> >
>> >Please no. One value per file is the sysfs rule.
>> >
>>
>> Except in cases like this where you want to read the status of the
>> device at a given point in time, and you can't do that unless you grab
>> all the values at once.
>
> Then don't use sysfs for that. And is something like this as critical
> to get that kind of information all in one atomic chunk? It seems
> merely to be informational.

The "statistic" and "info" files are only for information purpose.
Into /proc ? No. (i read somewhere /proc should only contain process
information in future)
In debugfs? Hmm, this files should be infos that users should be able
to read, no debug output.

Is it ok, if i split the "statistic" into 5 files, and put the "info"
into debugfs ?

-Thomas Maier
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