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authorAndi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>2010-09-08 16:54:17 +0200
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>2010-10-22 10:16:43 -0700
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SYSFS: Allow boot time switching between deprecated and modern sysfs layout
I have some systems which need legacy sysfs due to old tools that are making assumptions that a directory can never be a symlink to another directory, and it's a big hazzle to compile separate kernels for them. This patch turns CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED into a run time option that can be switched on/off the kernel command line. This way the same binary can be used in both cases with just a option on the command line. The old CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED_V2 option is still there to set the default. I kept the weird name to not break existing config files. Also the compat code can be still completely disabled by undefining CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED_SWITCH -- just the optimizer takes care of this now instead of lots of ifdefs. This makes the code look nicer. v2: This is an updated version on top of Kay's patch to only handle the block devices. I tested it on my old systems and that seems to work. Cc: axboe@kernel.dk Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com> Cc: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
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@@ -2365,6 +2365,15 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
switches= [HW,M68k]
+ sysfs.deprecated=0|1 [KNL]
+ Enable/disable old style sysfs layout for old udev
+ on older distributions. When this option is enabled
+ very new udev will not work anymore. When this option
+ is disabled (or CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED not compiled)
+ in older udev will not work anymore.
+ Default depends on CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED_V2 set in
+ the kernel configuration.
+
sysrq_always_enabled
[KNL]
Ignore sysrq setting - this boot parameter will