Re: [PATCH 03/10] sysfs: added __compat_only_sysfs_link_entry_to_kobj()

From: Jason Gunthorpe
Date: Mon Nov 09 2015 - 17:32:32 EST

On Fri, Nov 06, 2015 at 04:23:56PM -0800, Jeremiah Mahler wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 09:40:22PM +0300, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > Added a new function __compat_only_sysfs_link_group_to_kobj() that adds
> > a symlink from attribute or group to a kobject. This needed for
> > maintaining backwards compatibility with PPI attributes in the TPM
> > driver.

> One problem with this patch is that it adds a bunch of code but none of
> it is used. So if there is a bug, git bisect will point to a later
> patch instead of this one.

It is fairly standard practice to split cross-subsystem patches like
this, it aids review. git bisect is not a perfect tool.

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