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Subject[PATCH 02/50] docs/sysfs: Update directory/kobject documentation.
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From: Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@acm.org>

Some time ago the way how sysfs stores a pointer to a kobject
corresponding to a directory was modified. This patch brings the
documentation again in sync with the implementation.

Signed-off-by: Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@acm.org>
Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
Cc: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
---
Documentation/filesystems/sysfs.txt | 10 ++++++----
1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/sysfs.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/sysfs.txt
index 5d1335fae..2ed95f9 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/sysfs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/sysfs.txt
@@ -39,10 +39,12 @@ userspace. Top-level directories in sysfs represent the common
ancestors of object hierarchies; i.e. the subsystems the objects
belong to.

-Sysfs internally stores the kobject that owns the directory in the
-->d_fsdata pointer of the directory's dentry. This allows sysfs to do
-reference counting directly on the kobject when the file is opened and
-closed.
+Sysfs internally stores a pointer to the kobject that implements a
+directory in the sysfs_dirent object associated with the directory. In
+the past this kobject pointer has been used by sysfs to do reference
+counting directly on the kobject whenever the file is opened or closed.
+With the current sysfs implementation the kobject reference count is
+only modified directly by the function sysfs_schedule_callback().


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1.7.4.1


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