[PATCH 02/50] docs/sysfs: Update directory/kobject documentation.
From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Wed Mar 16 2011 - 17:11:45 EST
From: Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@xxxxxxx>
Some time ago the way how sysfs stores a pointer to a kobject
corresponding to a directory was modified. This patch brings the
documentation again in sync with the implementation.
Signed-off-by: Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxx>
Documentation/filesystems/sysfs.txt | 10 ++++++----
1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/sysfs.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/sysfs.txt
index 5d1335fae..2ed95f9 100644
@@ -39,10 +39,12 @@ userspace. Top-level directories in sysfs represent the common
ancestors of object hierarchies; i.e. the subsystems the objects
-Sysfs internally stores the kobject that owns the directory in the
-->d_fsdata pointer of the directory's dentry. This allows sysfs to do
-reference counting directly on the kobject when the file is opened and
+Sysfs internally stores a pointer to the kobject that implements a
+directory in the sysfs_dirent object associated with the directory. In
+the past this kobject pointer has been used by sysfs to do reference
+counting directly on the kobject whenever the file is opened or closed.
+With the current sysfs implementation the kobject reference count is
+only modified directly by the function sysfs_schedule_callback().
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