Re: [PATCH v7 1/3] sysfs: added sysfs_link_entry_to_kobj()

From: Jason Gunthorpe
Date: Mon Jun 22 2015 - 13:53:19 EST

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 01:30:39PM -0400, Tejun Heo wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 08:24:50PM +0300, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > Added a new function sysfs_link_group_to_kobj() that adds a symlink
> > from attribute or group to a kobject. Exported kernfs_remove_by_name_ns
> > in order to provide a way to remove such symlinks.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hmmm... is this *really* necessary? If linking from the parent kobj
> doesn't make a fundamental functional difference, I don't think this
> is a good idea. If linking to the parent doesn't work, why doesn't
> it? Shouldn't that already be a different kobj then? I'd really like
> to keep groups as a dumb container of simple attrs.

TPM is undergoing a migration of core attributes from the
platform_device to the core's struct device.

The only purpose of the symlink was to provide userspace
compatability with the old location.

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