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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] net: sysctl: share ipv4/ipv6 sysctl tables
On Fri, Feb 04, 2011 at 05:59:24PM +0200, Lucian Adrian Grijincu wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 12:49 PM, Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Finally share the leaf sysctl tables for ipv4/ipv6:
> >>
> >>  [PATCH 4/5] ipv4: share sysctl net/ipv4/conf/DEVNAME/ tables
> >>  [PATCH 5/5] ipv6: share sysctl net/ipv6/conf/DEVNAME/ tables
> >
> > Meh.
> >
> > First you remove ->parent, then heroically pass "struct file *"
> > to sysctl handlers which duplicates all information already passed
> > and brings dcache into picture.
> >
> > Binary sysctl rewrite confused you into thinking that d_name.name
> > is the way, but it isn't.
> > For binary sysctl(2) you wouldn't get d_name.name.
>
>
> Are you really sure?
>
> I ran this code on a machine with and without these patches. It seems
> to work fine.
>
> It reads the value from /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/default/tag and writes 42 back.
>
> I'm not sure what I have to do to pass the name of a device (e.g.
> "eth0") instead of "default" but at least "default" and "all" work and
> have valid dentries.

You do ->parent->procname.

But, but you removed parent.
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