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Date:   Wed, 16 May 2018 11:43:04 +0200
From:   Christoph Hellwig <>
To:     Andrew Morton <>,
        Alexander Viro <>
Cc:     Alexey Dobriyan <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Jiri Slaby <>,
        Alessandro Zummo <>,
        Alexandre Belloni <>,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Subject: simplify procfs code for seq_file instances V3

We currently have hundreds of proc files that implement plain, read-only
seq_file based interfaces.  This series consolidates them using new
procfs helpers that take the seq_operations or simple show callback

A git tree is available at:

    git:// proc_create.3


Changes since V2:
 - use unsigned int for state_size everywhere
 - move state_size around in proc_dir_entry to use a struct packing hole
 - added a new proc_pid_ns helper
 - improved a few changelogs
 - added back a nubus comment
 - minor typo fix
 - collected various ACKs

Changes since V1:
 - open code proc_create_data to avoid setting not fully initialized
   entries live
 - use unsigned int for state_size
 - dropped the s390/cio/blacklist hunk as it has a write method
 - dropped the IPMI patch given that IPMI proc support is scheduled for

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