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Date:   Tue, 29 Dec 2020 11:22:31 +0100
From:   Bartosz Golaszewski <>
To:     Joel Becker <>, Christoph Hellwig <>
Cc:, Kent Gibson <>,
        Linus Walleij <>,
        Andy Shevchenko <>,
        Bartosz Golaszewski <>
Subject: [RESEND PATCH v3 0/4] configfs: implement committable items and add sample code

From: Bartosz Golaszewski <>

Committable items in configfs are well defined and documented but unfortunately
so far never implemented.

The use-case we have over at the GPIO subsystem is using configfs in
conjunction with sysfs to replace our current gpio-mockup testing module
with one that will be much more flexible and will allow complete coverage
of the GPIO uAPI.

The current gpio-mockup module is controlled using module parameters which
forces the user to reload it everytime they need to change the chip
configuration or layout and makes it difficult to extend its functionality.

Testing module based on configfs would allow fine-grained control over dummy
GPIO chips but since GPIO devices must be configured before they are
instantiated, we need committable items.

This implements them and adds code examples to configfs_sample module. The
first two patches are just cosmetic.

v1 -> v2:
- fix a 'set but not used' build warning reported by kernel test robot

v2 -> v3:
- use (1UL << bit) instead of BIT() in patch 2/4
- extend configfs_dump_one() to make it print the new flags
- clear the CONFIGFS_USET_DIR bit on the live group dirent

Rebased on top of v5.11-rc1.

Bartosz Golaszewski (4):
  configfs: increase the item name length
  configfs: use (1UL << bit) for internal flags
  configfs: implement committable items
  samples: configfs: add a committable group

 Documentation/filesystems/configfs.rst |   6 +-
 fs/configfs/configfs_internal.h        |  22 +--
 fs/configfs/dir.c                      | 240 ++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 fs/configfs/file.c                     |   8 +
 include/linux/configfs.h               |   3 +-
 samples/configfs/configfs_sample.c     | 150 ++++++++++++++++
 6 files changed, 409 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)


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