[RFC] EDAC and /sys/devices/system

From: Doug Thompson
Date: Fri Nov 18 2005 - 17:37:24 EST

Well, I have been playing now with the sysdev class of
APIs for installing objects into /sys/devices/system.
Unforturnately, the capabilities of that do not
provide me with what I was wanting for EDAC.

What I was wanting was an extra directory called
'edac'. In that directory was to be various types of
edac devices (memory controller and PCI Parity to

In the directory /sys/devices/system:

edac/mc/mc0/<attr and controls>
edac/mc/mc1/<attr and controls>
edac/mc/<attr and controls>


edac/pci/<attr and controls>

This would allow for future edac components.

What I found out was that /sys/devices/system doesn't
allow for nested subsystems. At least not from what I
have read.

With the current APIs I can have the following in

edac_mc/edac_mc0/<attr and controls>
edac_mc/edac_mc1/<attr and controls>
edac_mc/<attr and controls>


edac_pci/edac_pci0/<attr and controls>

One solution is to add to the sysdev.c API set, but I
just don't want to go there.

So, it seems that what I can implement is the last set
of layout



doug t

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