Re: driverfs is not for everything! (was: [PATCH] /proc/scsi/map )

From: David Brownell (
Date: Mon Jun 24 2002 - 13:04:08 EST

>>No, of course driverfs isn't for everything. But if it's not
>>for all drivers,
>>then what's it for -- just power management?
> "Just" power management??? Like power management isn't important enough???
> ;-)

Well, it's only one of the roles I'd expect of a "driver filesystem",
and actually no -- not the most important one. If instead it were
called "powermanagementfs" ... or if it were renamed to that ... :)

> We need a device tree to do PM. If driverfs's PM capabilities are hurt
> because it doesn't stay true to that, then the featureitis has gone too far.

And for other reasons, we also need one. I don't think you've actually
pointed out any concrete problems for PM though.

- Dave

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