Re: blank filenames in /sys/modules, kernel 2.6.21

From: Robert P. J. Day
Date: Fri Jun 08 2007 - 14:51:25 EST

On Fri, 8 Jun 2007, Pete Zaitcev wrote:

> On Fri, 8 Jun 2007 11:32:32 -0700, Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > and from drivers/usb/core/usb.c:
> > >
> > > /* format to disable USB on kernel command line is: nousb */
> > > __module_param_call("", nousb, param_set_bool, param_get_bool, &nousb, 0444);
> > Pete added that back in December of 2005 (git-blame rocks...). So what
> > has changed recently to cause this to do different things in sysfs?
> >
> > Robert, what do you suggest we change this usage to look like?
> Aww. I thought it was a nice patch, but my foresight was inadequate.
> The problem I tried to fix was related to strncmp used in the code which
> supported __setup(). Our installer, Anaconda, recognizes both "nousb" and
> "nousbstorage" - in theory. In practice, passing "nousbstorage" switched
> USB completely off because of improper strncmp(). If we back out my patch,
> this problem is going to reoccur.
> We might want to ask Jeremy Katz if "nousbstorage" is even used anymore,
> then revert all this if not. Or, we can add a name somehow and live
> with it visible in sysfs...

there appears to be no reference to "nousbstorage" anywhere in the
tree. go for it.

Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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