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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCHES] Re: Is configfs the right solution for configuration based fs?

On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 14:37 -0700, Joel Becker wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 07:22:56PM +1000, Ben Nizette wrote:
> > A version of my gpio-dev interface is attached. Bear in mind it was
> > never completed, it's full of known bugs but hey, might be useful for
> > you anyway :-)
> Looks good. Fits about what I would expect a configfs interface
> to look like, with simple show/store stuff. I can see where some macros
> would have shortened some bolierplate.
> Was there any other boilerplate you found cumbersome? I mean
> outside of defining attribute structs and the show/store_attr()
> trampoline functions? Let me know, so I can incorporate it.

You know, I think you've about covered the boilerplate work. Apart from
that, well it took me a millisecond to work out what the point of
config_{group,item}s was; I went in kinda expecting to see one struct
for directories and one for attributes. In fact I still not sure I can
explain the need for config_items separate from config_groups. Little
help? :-)


> Joel

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