Re: [PATCHSET 4/4] sysfs: implement new features
From: Kyle Moffett
Date: Thu Sep 27 2007 - 18:39:37 EST
On Sep 25, 2007, at 18:50:05, Greg KH wrote:
On Thu, Sep 20, 2007 at 05:31:37PM +0900, Tejun Heo wrote:
* Name-formatting for symlinks. e.g. symlink pointing to /dira/
dirb/leaf can be named as "symlink:%1-%0" and it will show up as
"symlink:dirb-leaf". This only applies when new interface is used.
Is this really necessary? It looks like we are adding a "special"
type of parser here that no one uses.
IMHO this would be nicer if it could reuse existing sprintf code to
handle all the nice shiny sprintf format specifiers. The only
challenge would be how to dynamically build a varargs list from an
array of component names although perhaps there could be an internal
__csprintf function which took a callback for retrieving arguments.
Also since all of the path components are strings I don't know that
numeric specifiers could be made useful, so perhaps it's not the
I think the primary importance for this functionality is:
* Autorenaming of symlinks according to the name format string
when target or one of its ancestors is renamed or moved. This
only applies when new interface is used.
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