Re: [PATCH 1/2] of: Make device nodes kobjects so they show up in sysfs

From: Grant Likely
Date: Wed Mar 20 2013 - 17:28:26 EST

On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 2:57 PM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt
<benh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-03-20 at 14:51 +0000, Grant Likely wrote:
>> Both of the above problems can be worked around by using
>> sysfs_create_bin_file() instead of sysfs_create_file(), but doing so
>> adds an additional 20 to 40 bytes of overhead per property. A device
>> tree has a lot of properties in it. That overhead will very quickly add
>> up. The other option is to create a new custom sysfs attribute type
>> would solve the problem without additional overhead, but at the cost of
>> more complexity in the sysfs support code. However, I'm hopeful that
>> these problems are just imaginary and we can stick with normal sysfs
>> attributes.
> Disagreed. It would break stuff, especially the incorrect file size.

I retried with bin files. Turns out I should stop making assumptions
and actually try things. It requires less code, is simpler and pretty
much eliminates the issues listed above. :-)

I'll post a new series with the fixes.

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