User: Password:
|
|
Subscribe / Log in / New account

The ghost of sysfs past

The ghost of sysfs past

Posted Jul 23, 2010 15:21 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
Parent article: The ghost of sysfs past

In 2010, nobody has shipped a distribution which relies on the old layout for some time.

This is obvious hyperbole, since there are hundreds of Linux distributions. Especially if you count a custom build.

It's a shame that a kernel developer would want to legitimize only major distributions.

It's even a shame a kernel developer would want to say a distribution is the only legitimate user of sysfs. Just last week, I had a program which is not part of a Linux distribution break because of a more recent reorganization of sysfs. The program is supposed to match up a block device special name with a location in a SAS network for maintenance purposes.


(Log in to post comments)

:)

Posted Aug 6, 2010 13:17 UTC (Fri) by gvy (guest, #11981) [Link]

>> nobody has shipped a distribution
> This is obvious hyperbole
Maybe rather an announce of Nobody Linux shipping with CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED? :)


Copyright © 2017, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds