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SubjectRe: PCI/IB: add support for pci driver attribute groups
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On Tue, 2017-08-01 at 16:40 -0500, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 03:01:06PM +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> > From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> >
> > Some drivers (specifically the nes IB driver), want to create a lot
> > of
> > sysfs driver attributes. Instead of open-coding the creation and
> > removal of these files (and getting it wrong btw), it's a better
> > idea to
> > let the driver core handle all of this logic for us.
> >
> > So add a new field to the pci driver structure, **groups, that
> > allows
> > pci drivers to specify an attribute group list it wishes to have
> > created
> > when it is registered with the driver core.
> >
> > Big bonus is now the driver doesn't race with userspace when the
> > sysfs
> > files are created vs. when the kobject is announced, so any
> > script/tool
> > that actually wanted to use these files will not have to poll
> > waiting
> > for them to show up.
> >
> > Cc: Faisal Latif <faisal.latif@intel.com>
> > Cc: Doug Ledford <dledford@redhat.com>
> > Cc: Sean Hefty <sean.hefty@intel.com>
> > Cc: Hal Rosenstock <hal.rosenstock@gmail.com>
> > Cc: Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@google.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
>
> Acked-by: Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@google.com>
>
> If you want me to take this let me know; otherwise I'll assume Doug
> will
> merge it.

I've picked it up for for-next. Thanks.

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