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Date:	Sun, 8 Nov 2009 22:15:46 +0900
From:	Tetsuo Handa <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/23] Removal of binary sysctl support


Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> This patchset reimplements sys_sysctl as a compatibility wrapper
> around /proc/sys.  After which it removes all of the code to all over
> the kernel that is used today to implement the binary sysctls.
> I am posting this patchset to give everyone a heads up what is in
> flight.
> I intend to carry all of these patches in my sysctl tree.
> If you add new sysctls to other trees please don't set the .ctl_name
> or .strategy fields in struct ctl_table, as setting those fields
> is unnecessary now and are removed by this patchset.

I have two questions.

Is there (or was there) an entry with ->procname == NULL ? (I thought so
because the loop condition is

	for ( ; table->ctl_name || table->procname; table++) {


This patchset removes ->ctl_name on the assumption that ->procname != NULL ?

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