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Date:	Thu, 20 Dec 2012 08:12:02 -0800
From:	Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:	"R, Durgadoss" <durgadoss.r@...el.com>
Cc:	"Zhang, Rui" <rui.zhang@...el.com>,
	"linux-pm@...r.kernel.org" <linux-pm@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"hongbo.zhang@...aro.org" <hongbo.zhang@...aro.org>,
	"wni@...dia.com" <wni@...dia.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/8] Thermal: Add Thermal_trip sysfs node

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 07:52:03AM +0000, R, Durgadoss wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 02:59:33PM +0530, Durgadoss R wrote:
> > > This patch adds a thermal_trip directory under
> > > /sys/class/thermal/zoneX. This directory contains
> > > the trip point values for sensors bound to this
> > > zone.
> > 
> > Eeek, you just broke userspace tools that now can no longer see these
> > entries :(
> > 
> > Why do you need to create a subdirectory?  As you found out, doing so
> > isn't the easiest, right?  That is on purpose.
> 
> Yes, I observed the complexity.
> 
> > 
> > I really wouldn't recommend doing this at all, please stick within the
> > 'struct device' framework here, don't create new kobjects and hang sysfs
> > files off of them.
> 
> But, we cannot put all _trip directly under ZoneX directory.

Why not?  What is preventing this?

> We can remove the thermal_trip directory, and put sensorY_trip under
> /sys/class/thermal/zoneX/.  But this sensorY_trip needs to be a
> directory which has four sysfs nodes named, active, passive, crit,
> hot.
> 
> Rui, What do you think about this ?
> 
> The only other way I see, is directly put sensorY_trip_[active/passive/hot/crit]
> which will create way too many nodes, under /sys/class/thermal/zoneX/.

What is "too many"?  20000?  50000?  How many are we talking about here?
What is the limiting factor that is preventing this from all going into
one directory?

thanks,

greg k-h
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