symlinks in /proc/device-tree

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Mon May 30 15:07:00 EST 2005

Hi !

Is anybody actually using one of these things in /proc/device-tree ?

 - for a node name at address, symlinks from name->node and @address->node
 - the fact that we remove the @address part if address is 0

I'm considering killing both of these things for 2.6.13. That will
reduce the memory footprint of the device-tree significantly (bloat in
inode cache) and it will be a more exact representation of the actual
tree. Besides, the symlinks are not really useful in practice.


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