Re: debugfs in the namespace [u]

From: Martin Schlemmer [c]
Date: Fri Dec 17 2004 - 12:24:12 EST

On Thu, 2004-12-16 at 14:18 -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 04:51:18PM -0500, Mike Waychison wrote:
> > I thought debugfs was meant for just debugging. As there is no plans
> > for standardizing its namespace, why are we allowing ourselves to rely
> > on it being mounted at all?
> >
> > AFAICT, there should be no excuse for userspace to actually rely on any
> > of the data within debugfs. Otherwise we end up with yet another
> > filesystem whose role is: Chaotic hodgepodge of magic files created by
> > drivers that couldn't bother to be well-organized.
> >
> > Please, let's not make debugfs part of userspace. Keep it for what it
> > is, debugging purposes only.
> I'm not saying we will ever make it "required" at all. It's just that
> people are going to want to mount the thing, and are already asking me
> where we should mount it at. If you pick a different place than me,
> fine, I don't mind. It's the user who is asked to report some info that
> happens to be in debugfs that is going to want to know where to put it,
> as they have no idea even what it is. Distros are going to ask what to
> put in their fstabs for where to mount the thing too.
> So, let's pick a place and be done with it.
> I like /dbg (3 characters total to get to, which is shorter than /debug
> which takes at least 4, 3 chars and a tab). Pete likes /debug. Jan
> Engelhardt want to hide the thing from people at /.debugfs.
> Hm, what about /.debug ? That's a compromise that I can live with (even
> less key strokes to get to...)
> Or is their some restriction on putting hidden directories in the root
> filesystem as specified by the LSB?
> So, /.debug sound acceptable?

Prob silly, but what about /sys/dbg ? Out of sight ...

Martin Schlemmer

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