Re: [RFC][PATCH 7/7] UBC: proc interface

From: Greg KH
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 11:44:35 EST

On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 05:43:16PM +0400, Kirill Korotaev wrote:
> >On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 07:44:30PM +0400, Kirill Korotaev wrote:
> >
> >>Add proc interface (/proc/user_beancounters) allowing to see current
> >>state (usage/limits/fails for each UB). Implemented via seq files.
> >
> >
> >Ugh, why /proc? This doesn't have anything to do with processes, just
> >users, right? What's wrong with /sys/kernel/ instead?
> We can move it, if there are much objections.

I am objecting. /proc is for processes so do not add any new files
there that do not deal with processes.

> >Or /sys/kernel/debug/user_beancounters/ in debugfs as this is just a
> >debugging thing, right?
> debugfs is usually OFF imho.

No, distros enable it.

> you don't export meminfo information in debugfs, correct?

That is because the meminfo is tied to processes, or was added to proc
before debugfs came about.

Then how about just /sys/kernel/ instead and use sysfs? Just remember,
one value per file please.


greg k-h
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