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Date:	Sun, 08 Nov 2009 15:39:21 -0800
From: (Eric W. Biederman)
To:	Tetsuo Handa <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/23] Removal of binary sysctl support

Tetsuo Handa <> writes:

> Hello.
> 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 ?

There has been a gradual transition from the assumption that the table ends with
!ctl_name to the assumption that procname == NULL.  There is no sysctl entry
with a valid ctl_name without a valid procname.

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