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From: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@sw.ru>
To: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Greg KH <gregkh@suse.de>, "Zhang, Rui" <rui.zhang@intel.com>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	kay.sievers@vrfy.org, Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: 2.6.25-rc regression: kernel panic on boot
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 13:16:17 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080305101617.GD19059@localhost.sw.ru> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080304135447.GD32383@elte.hu>

On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 02:54:47PM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED=y changed its meaning recently and causes
> regressions in working setups that had SYSFS_DEPRECATED disabled.
> 
> so rename it to SYSFS_DEPRECATED_V2 so that testers pick up the new
> default via 'make oldconfig', even if their old .config's disabled
> CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED ...

It has all the same help text, so people who disabled it in the past
will disable again!

> --- linux.orig/init/Kconfig
> +++ linux/init/Kconfig
> @@ -367,9 +367,13 @@ config RESOURCE_COUNTERS
>  	depends on CGROUPS
>  
>  config SYSFS_DEPRECATED
> +	bool
> +
> +config SYSFS_DEPRECATED_V2
>  	bool "Create deprecated sysfs files"
>  	depends on SYSFS
>  	default y
> +	select SYSFS_DEPRECATED
>  	help
>  	  This option creates deprecated symlinks such as the
>  	  "device"-link, the <subsystem>:<name>-link, and the

Is anyone aware of a case when turning SYSFS_DEPRECATED back on also
breaks something? I mean, option can be simply removed and sysfs people
can finally stop breaking boxes.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-03-05 10:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-03-02 23:25 Zhang, Rui
2008-03-03 22:42 ` Greg KH
2008-03-03 18:33   ` Zhang, Rui
2008-03-04 13:54   ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-04 18:43     ` Andrew Morton
2008-03-04 19:33       ` Greg KH
2008-03-04 20:04         ` Linus Torvalds
2008-03-04 20:24           ` Greg KH
2008-03-05 13:25             ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-05  1:19       ` [dm-devel] " Alasdair G Kergon
2008-03-05 10:16     ` Alexey Dobriyan [this message]
2008-03-05 13:29       ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-05 15:37       ` Greg KH

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