[PATCH 0/8] v2 De-Couple sysfs memory directories from memory sections
kay.sievers at vrfy.org
Wed Sep 29 23:39:58 EST 2010
On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 14:37, Greg KH <greg at kroah.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 10:32:34AM +0200, Avi Kivity wrote:
>> On 09/29/2010 04:50 AM, Greg KH wrote:
>>> > Because the old ABI creates 129,000+ entries inside
>>> > /sys/devices/system/memory with their associated links from
>>> > /sys/devices/system/node/node*/ back to those directory entries.
>>> > Thankfully things like rpm, hald, and other miscellaneous commands scan
>>> > that information.
>>> Really? Why? Why would rpm care about this? hald is dead now so we
>>> don't need to worry about that anymore,
>> That's not what compatiblity means. We can't just support
>> latest-and-greatest userspace on latest-and-greatest kernels.
> Oh, I know that, that's not what I was getting at at all here, sorry if
> it came across that way.
> I wanted to know so we could go fix programs that are mucking around in
> these files, as odds are, the shouldn't be doing that in the first
> Like rpm, why would it matter what the memory in the system looks like?
HAL does many inefficient things, but I don't think it's using
/sys/system/, besides that it may check the cpufreq govenors state
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