Re: [PATCH 0/6] Remove owner field from sysfs attribute structure

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Fri Jul 30 2010 - 04:46:49 EST

On 07/29/2010 07:09 AM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> The following comment is found in include/linux/sysfs.h:
> /* FIXME
> * The *owner field is no longer used.
> * x86 tree has been cleaned up. The owner
> * attribute is still left for other arches.
> */
> As it turns out, the *owner field is (again?) initialized in several modules,
> suggesting that such initialization may be creeping back into the code.
> This patch set removes the above comment, the *owner field, and each instance
> in the code where it was found to be initialized.
> Compiled with x86 allmodconfig as well as with all alpha, arm, mips, powerpc,
> and sparc defconfig builds.

Yeah, the change is way overdue. Maybe we should have just removed
them back then.

Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>


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