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    Subject[PATCH 00/23] Removal of binary sysctl support
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    This patchset reimplements sys_sysctl as a compatibility wrapper
    around /proc/sys. After which it removes all of the code to all over
    the kernel that is used today to implement the binary sysctls.

    I am posting this patchset to give everyone a heads up what is in
    flight.

    I intend to carry all of these patches in my sysctl tree.

    If you add new sysctls to other trees please don't set the .ctl_name
    or .strategy fields in struct ctl_table, as setting those fields
    is unnecessary now and are removed by this patchset.

    Last I looked at linux-next is only one new sysctl that is not in
    Linus's tree under net/ipv6. David I will send you a patch in a
    bit to remove the unnecessary .ctl_name = CTL_UNNUMBERED line so
    that linux-next continues to compile when my tree makes it there.

    For your amusement the diffstat of this whole set of changes:

    arch/arm/kernel/isa.c | 11 +-
    arch/arm/mach-bcmring/arch.c | 6 -
    arch/frv/kernel/pm.c | 106 +--
    arch/frv/kernel/sysctl.c | 3 -
    arch/ia64/kernel/crash.c | 7 +-
    arch/ia64/kernel/perfmon.c | 6 -
    arch/mips/lasat/sysctl.c | 99 +--
    arch/powerpc/kernel/idle.c | 2 -
    arch/s390/kernel/debug.c | 9 +-
    arch/s390/mm/cmm.c | 5 +-
    arch/sh/kernel/traps_64.c | 7 +-
    arch/x86/kernel/vsyscall_64.c | 2 +-
    arch/x86/vdso/vdso32-setup.c | 1 -
    crypto/proc.c | 10 +-
    drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c | 8 +-
    drivers/char/hpet.c | 9 +-
    drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_poweroff.c | 9 +-
    drivers/char/pty.c | 10 +-
    drivers/char/random.c | 42 +-
    drivers/char/rtc.c | 9 +-
    drivers/macintosh/mac_hid.c | 11 +-
    drivers/md/md.c | 10 +-
    drivers/misc/sgi-xp/xpc_main.c | 8 -
    drivers/net/wireless/arlan-proc.c | 181 ++--
    drivers/parport/procfs.c | 11 +-
    drivers/s390/char/sclp_async.c | 5 +-
    drivers/scsi/scsi_sysctl.c | 9 +-
    fs/coda/sysctl.c | 4 -
    fs/eventpoll.c | 2 +-
    fs/lockd/svc.c | 14 +-
    fs/nfs/sysctl.c | 14 +-
    fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c | 8 +-
    fs/ntfs/sysctl.c | 2 -
    fs/ocfs2/stackglue.c | 13 +-
    fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c | 4 +-
    fs/quota/dquot.c | 17 +-
    fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_sysctl.c | 32 -
    include/linux/sysctl.h | 20 +-
    include/net/dn_dev.h | 1 -
    include/net/neighbour.h | 3 +-
    init/Kconfig | 1 +
    ipc/ipc_sysctl.c | 77 --
    ipc/mq_sysctl.c | 7 +-
    kernel/sched.c | 5 +-
    kernel/slow-work.c | 5 +-
    kernel/sysctl.c | 462 +-------
    kernel/sysctl_binary.c | 1485 ++++++++++++++++++++++--
    kernel/sysctl_check.c | 1376 +----------------------
    kernel/utsname_sysctl.c | 31 -
    lib/Kconfig.debug | 2 +-
    net/802/tr.c | 7 +-
    net/appletalk/sysctl_net_atalk.c | 13 +-
    net/ax25/sysctl_net_ax25.c | 38 +-
    net/bridge/br_netfilter.c | 6 +-
    net/core/neighbour.c | 47 +-
    net/core/sysctl_net_core.c | 21 +-
    net/dccp/sysctl.c | 8 +-
    net/decnet/dn_dev.c | 64 +-
    net/decnet/sysctl_net_decnet.c | 124 +--
    net/ipv4/arp.c | 2 +-
    net/ipv4/devinet.c | 111 +--
    net/ipv4/ip_fragment.c | 6 -
    net/ipv4/netfilter.c | 6 +-
    net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_queue.c | 3 +-
    net/ipv4/netfilter/nf_conntrack_l3proto_ipv4.c | 10 +-
    net/ipv4/netfilter/nf_conntrack_proto_icmp.c | 8 +-
    net/ipv4/route.c | 73 +-
    net/ipv4/sysctl_net_ipv4.c | 164 +---
    net/ipv4/xfrm4_policy.c | 1 -
    net/ipv6/addrconf.c | 90 +--
    net/ipv6/icmp.c | 4 +-
    net/ipv6/ndisc.c | 39 +-
    net/ipv6/netfilter/ip6_queue.c | 4 +-
    net/ipv6/netfilter/nf_conntrack_proto_icmpv6.c | 4 +-
    net/ipv6/netfilter/nf_conntrack_reasm.c | 4 +-
    net/ipv6/reassembly.c | 6 -
    net/ipv6/route.c | 18 +-
    net/ipv6/sysctl_net_ipv6.c | 12 +-
    net/ipv6/xfrm6_policy.c | 1 -
    net/ipx/sysctl_net_ipx.c | 7 +-
    net/irda/irsysctl.c | 31 +-
    net/llc/sysctl_net_llc.c | 25 +-
    net/netfilter/core.c | 4 +-
    net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_ctl.c | 6 +-
    net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_lblc.c | 2 +-
    net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_lblcr.c | 2 +-
    net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_acct.c | 1 -
    net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_ecache.c | 2 -
    net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_proto_dccp.c | 12 +-
    net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_proto_generic.c | 8 +-
    net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_proto_sctp.c | 8 +-
    net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_proto_tcp.c | 14 +-
    net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_proto_udp.c | 8 +-
    net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_proto_udplite.c | 6 +-
    net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_standalone.c | 14 +-
    net/netfilter/nf_log.c | 7 +-
    net/netrom/sysctl_net_netrom.c | 30 +-
    net/phonet/sysctl.c | 8 +-
    net/rds/ib_sysctl.c | 14 +-
    net/rds/iw_sysctl.c | 14 +-
    net/rds/sysctl.c | 11 +-
    net/rose/sysctl_net_rose.c | 26 +-
    net/sctp/sysctl.c | 49 +-
    net/sunrpc/sysctl.c | 5 +-
    net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/svc_rdma.c | 16 +-
    net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/transport.c | 20 +-
    net/sunrpc/xprtsock.c | 18 +-
    net/unix/sysctl_net_unix.c | 7 +-
    net/x25/sysctl_net_x25.c | 15 +-
    net/xfrm/xfrm_sysctl.c | 4 -
    security/keys/sysctl.c | 7 +-
    111 files changed, 1702 insertions(+), 3774 deletions(-)
    Eric


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