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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sysfs: Optionally count subdirectories to support buggy applications
On Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 08:47:27AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 8:09 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman
> <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> >
> > I don't remember.  I thought there was a proposed patch for this issue
> > from Eric, but I don't see it in my queue anywhere.
>
> That patch was an abortion. Adding a config option for behavior like
> this is totally bogus, and the only reason for that config option was
> that sysfs did silly things.
>
> It's only in -next, though, I was assuming that the whole "Kill nlink
> counting" commit never makes it to me. Because I won't take it.
>
> I outlined how the counting could easily be done without actually
> having to maintain an explicit count in the sysfs.
>
> Or we should just keep doing the counting.

Ok, I've now reverted this patch in my tree.

greg k-h
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