Re: 2.6.22-rc4-mm1

From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Jun 08 2007 - 12:13:00 EST

On Fri, Jun 08, 2007 at 08:50:27AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 08, 2007 at 11:33:38AM -0400, Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx wrote:
> > On Thu, 07 Jun 2007 16:09:04 PDT, Greg KH said:
> > > If CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED everything should work just fine with all old
> > > initrd scripts. It's only if you enable that option (which is enabled
> > > by default) that you need to ensure that your distro has the latest
> > > functionality so that everything works properly.
> >
> > Can somebody document what an initrd has to do differently? Some of us
> > run with initrd's not created by mkinitrd.
> So I'm guessing that you wrote your own initrd?
> The main issue is that /sys/block/ is now full of symlinks, not real
> directories, if CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED is not enabled. That means that
> any program that was doing stat() should be doing lstat() for the block
> directory to work on all instances (remember, whenever looking for a
> directory or a file in sysfs, it could be either a real file/directory
> or a symlink, you should not care either way.)

Oops, sorry about that, it should be the other way around, stat(), not

greg k-h
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