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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/25] sysfs: Simplify readdir.
    On Tue, Aug 07, 2007 at 03:13:14PM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
    > At some point someone wrote sysfs_readdir to insert a cursor
    > into the list of sysfs_dirents to ensure that sysfs_readdir would
    > restart properly. That works but it is complex code and tends
    > to be expensive.
    > The same effect can be achieved by keeping the sysfs_dirents in
    > inode order and using the inode number as the f_pos. Then
    > when we restart we just have to find the first dirent whose inode
    > number is equal or greater then the last sysfs_dirent we attempted
    > to return.
    > Removing the sysfs directory cursor also allows the remove of
    > all of the mysterious checks for sysfs_type(sd) != 0. Which
    > were nonbovious checks to see if a cursor was in a directory list.
    > Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>

    Acked-by: Tejun Heo <>

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