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SubjectRe: [RFC V2 PATCH]debugfs:Fix terminology inconsistency of dir name to mount debugfs filesystem.

On Sat, 30 May 2009, GeunSik Lim wrote:

> Dear Greg and Steen,
> Thanks your advices and opinions about a confusion according to
> too many mount directory names for debugfs. I made rfc v2 patch file again like belows.
> Can I hear your advices about below patch contents?.
> * ref:
> Regards,
> GeunSik Lim.
> Subject: [PATCH] Fix terminology inconsistency of dir name to mount debugfs filesystem.
> Many developers use "/debug/" or "/debugfs/ directory name to mount
> debugfs filesystem for ftrace according to
> ./Documentation/tracers/ftrace.txt file.
> And, three directory names(ex:/debug/, /debugfs/, /sys/kernel/debug/) is
> existed in kernel source like ftrace, DRM, Wireless, Network[sky2]files
> to mount debugfs filesystem.
> debugfs means debug filesystem for debugging easy to use by greg kroah
> hartman. "/sys/kernel/debug/" name is suitable as directory name
> of debugfs filesystem.
> -debugfs related reference:

Note, LWN has an update this week:

But it currently is subscriber only. Others would need to either buy a
subscription (plug) or wait a week for it to become open.

Still for some aspects, just having "debugfs" without the leading "/"
might just be self explanatory. We can assume the user already knows where
debugfs is mounted.

-- Steve

> Fix inconsistency of directory name to mount debugfs filesystem.
> Signed-off-by: GeunSik Lim <>
> Acked-By: Inaky Perez-Gonzalez <>
> CC: Greg KH <>
> CC: Steven Rostedt <>
> CC: linux-kernel <>

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