Re: [PATCH v4 0/8] sysctl: Completely remove register_sysctl_table from sources

From: Luis Chamberlain
Date: Wed May 24 2023 - 00:45:05 EST

On Tue, May 23, 2023 at 02:22:12PM +0200, Joel Granados wrote:
> This is part of the general push to deprecate register_sysctl_paths and
> register_sysctl_table. It contains 2 patchsets that were originally sent
> separately. I have put them together because the second followed the first.
> Parport driver uses the "CHILD" pointer in the ctl_table structure to create
> its directory structure. We move to the newer register_sysctl call and remove
> the pointer madness. I have separated the parport into 5 patches to clarify the
> different changes needed for the 3 calls to register_sysctl_paths.
> We no longer export the register_sysctl_table call as parport was the
> last user from outside proc_sysctl.c. Also modified documentation slightly
> so register_sysctl_table is no longer mentioned.
> Replace register_sysctl_table with register_sysctl effectively effectively
> transitioning 5 base paths ("kernel", "vm", "fs", "dev" and "debug") to the new
> call. Besides removing the actual function, I also removed it from the checks
> done in check-sysctl-docs. @mcgrof went a bit further and removed 2 more
> functions.
> Testing for this change was done in the same way as with previous sysctl
> replacement patches: I made sure that the result of `find /proc/sys/ | sha1sum`
> was the same before and after the patchset.

Thanks! Queued up onto sysctl-next!