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

Eric Biederman ebiederm at aristanetworks.com
Thu Jul 29 16:16:35 EST 2010

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 10:09 PM, Guenter Roeck
<guenter.roeck at ericsson.com> 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.

This seems reasonable to me.  Can we get this in linux-next?


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