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SubjectRe: sysfs q [was: sysfs ugly timer interface]
On Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 02:24:46AM +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>
> On Mar 22 2007 08:28, Greg KH wrote:
> >>
> >> > root@MAIN:/home/maxim# cat /sys/devices/system/clockevents/clockevents0/registered
> >> > lapic F:0007 M:3(periodic) C: 1
> >> > hpet F:0003 M:1(shutdown) C: 0
> >> > lapic F:0007 M:3(periodic) C: 0
> >> > root@MAIN:/home/maxim#
> >>
> >> Now... this file needs to die, before 2.6.21 is released. It tries to
> >> bring /proc-like parsing nightmare to sysfs. Kill it before it becomes
> >> part of stable ABI!
> >
> >Eeek!
>
> Question regarding sysfs files: How would you do something like
> /proc/net/nf_conntrack with sysfs? Have directories named like 0000,
> 0001, 0002, ..?

I don't know, I've never said that _all_ proc files can move to sysfs.
For some things, like possibly the netfilter stuff, proc files make more
sense.

Were you thinking of moving this file to sysfs? What does the
information in it represent?

thanks,

greg k-h
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