Re: /sys/block vs. /sys/class/block

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Tue Dec 21 2004 - 02:09:14 EST

On Mon, 2004-12-20 at 14:49 -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 20, 2004 at 08:08:52AM +0100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > I'm trying to understand why we have /sys/block instead
> > of /sys/class/block, and so far, I haven't found a single good argument
> > justifying it... It just messes up the so far logical layout of sysfs
> > for no apparent reason.
> Because /sys/block happened before /sys/class did. Al Viro converted
> the block layer before I got the struct class stuff working properly
> during 2.5.
> And yes, I would like to convert the block layer to use the class stuff,
> but for right now, I can't as class devices don't allow
> sub-classes-devices, and getting to that work is _way_ down on my list
> of things to do.

but can't we at least artificially move it down to /sys/class anyway for
the sake of a sane userland API ?


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