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Date:	Wed, 26 Sep 2007 22:03:05 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: Fix running without sysfs

From: (Eric W. Biederman)
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 17:48:10 -0600

> When sysfs support is compiled out the kernel still keeps and maintains
> the kobject tree.  So it is not safe to skip our kobject reference counting or 
> to avoid becoming members of the kobject tree.  It is safe to not add
> the networking specific sysfs attributes.
> This patch removes the sysfs special cases from net/core/dev.c
> renames functions from netdev_sysfs_xxxx to netdev_kobject_xxxx
> and always compiles in net-sysfs.c
> net-sysfs.c is modified with a CONFIG_SYSFS guard around the parts
> that are actually sysfs specific.
> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>

Applied to net-2.6.24
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