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Date:	Sat, 2 Nov 2013 08:50:54 -0700
From:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:	Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@...gle.com>
Cc:	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Veaceslav Falico <vfalico@...hat.com>,
	"linux-pci@...r.kernel.org" <linux-pci@...r.kernel.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	Yinghai Lu <yinghai@...nel.org>,
	Knut Petersen <Knut_Petersen@...nline.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
	Paul McKenney <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Frédéric Weisbecker <fweisbec@...il.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Neil Horman <nhorman@...driver.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] PCI: export MSI mode using attributes, not kobjects

On Fri, Nov 01, 2013 at 05:40:02PM -0600, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 3:46 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman
> <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org> wrote:
> > From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
> >
> > The PCI MSI sysfs code is a mess with kobjects for things that don't
> > really need to be kobjects.  This patch creates attributes dynamically
> > for the MSI interrupts instead of using kobjects.
> >
> > Note, this does not delete the existing sysfs MSI code, but puts the
> > attributes under a "msi_irqs_2" directory for testing / example.
> >
> > Also note, this removes a directory from the current MSI interrupt sysfs
> > code:
> >
> > old MSI kobjects:
> > pci_device
> >    └── msi_irqs
> >        └── 40
> >            └── mode
> >
> > new MSI attributes:
> > pci_device
> >    └── msi_irqs_2
> >        └── 40
> >
> > As there was only one file "mode" with the kobject model, the interrupt
> > number is now a file that returns the "mode" of the interrupt (msi vs.
> > msix).
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
> > ---
> >
> > Bjorn, I can make up a patch that rips out the existing kobject code
> > here, but I figured this patch would make things easier to follow
> > instead of having to dig through the removed logic at the same time.
> >
> > I'll clean up the error handling path for the create attribute logic as
> > well, this was just a proof of concept that this could be done.
> >
> > Do you think that anyone cares about the current mode files in sysfs to
> > move things in this manner?
> 
> I like this a lot better than trying to fix all the holes in the
> current kobject code.

Great.

> I have no idea who, if anybody, cares about the "mode" files.  I
> assume there's a way to create the "mode" files with attributes, too?
> If so, we could replicate the existing structure with one patch, and
> simplify it with a second patch, so it would be easier to revert the
> directory change while keeping the fix.

No, we can't create a 2-level deep attribute at the moment, only one
level, like the patch does.

Based on Neil's comments, I think we should be fine with this as-is as
no one is messing with these files directly (which implies that we could
possibly just remove them entirely to save us the overall pain...)

Want me to redo this in a way that is acceptable (i.e. remove the
existing code at the same time?)

thanks,

greg k-h
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