Re: debugfs in the namespace

From: Matt Mackall
Date: Sat Dec 18 2004 - 17:27:53 EST

On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 11:08:35AM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 11:00:02AM -0800, Pete Zaitcev wrote:
> > Hi Greg,
> >
> > what is the canonic place to mount debugfs: /debug, /debugfs, or anything
> > else? The reason I'm asking is that USBMon has to find it somewhere and
> > I'd really hate to see it varying from distro to distro.
> Hm, in my testing I've been putting it in /dbg, but I don't like vowels :)
> Anyway, I don't really know. /dev/debug/ ? /proc/debug ? /debug ?
> What do people want? I guess it's time to write up a LSB proposal :(

What I'd like is to _not_ have a standard, so that no one is tempted
to depend on it being there. No one but developers should mount it by
default and no standard tools should depend on it for functionality.

If you put it in a standard place, people will start treating it as
ABI and then a year down the road we will have _three_ /proc-style
ABI barf-bags rather than just one.

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.
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