path: root/fs/proc/root.c
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authorEric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>2007-02-14 00:34:12 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-02-14 08:10:00 -0800
commit77b14db502cb85a031fe8fde6c85d52f3e0acb63 (patch)
tree4201f6a4dfe1062d1dc00659c403d630401b87cc /fs/proc/root.c
parent1ff007eb8e8c7c44e9a384a67d0fdd0fd06ba811 (diff)
[PATCH] sysctl: reimplement the sysctl proc support
With this change the sysctl inodes can be cached and nothing needs to be done when removing a sysctl table. For a cost of 2K code we will save about 4K of static tables (when we remove de from ctl_table) and 70K in proc_dir_entries that we will not allocate, or about half that on a 32bit arch. The speed feels about the same, even though we can now cache the sysctl dentries :( We get the core advantage that we don't need to have a 1 to 1 mapping between ctl table entries and proc files. Making it possible to have /proc/sys vary depending on the namespace you are in. The currently merged namespaces don't have an issue here but the network namespace under /proc/sys/net needs to have different directories depending on which network adapters are visible. By simply being a cache different directories being visible depending on who you are is trivial to implement. [akpm@osdl.org: fix uninitialised var] [akpm@osdl.org: fix ARM build] [bunk@stusta.de: make things static] Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com> Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/proc/root.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/fs/proc/root.c b/fs/proc/root.c
index 6ae222b509c..5834a744c2a 100644
--- a/fs/proc/root.c
+++ b/fs/proc/root.c
@@ -23,10 +23,6 @@
struct proc_dir_entry *proc_net, *proc_net_stat, *proc_bus, *proc_root_fs, *proc_root_driver;
-struct proc_dir_entry *proc_sys_root;
static int proc_get_sb(struct file_system_type *fs_type,
int flags, const char *dev_name, void *data, struct vfsmount *mnt)
@@ -71,9 +67,6 @@ void __init proc_root_init(void)
proc_mkdir("sysvipc", NULL);
- proc_sys_root = proc_mkdir("sys", NULL);
proc_root_fs = proc_mkdir("fs", NULL);
proc_root_driver = proc_mkdir("driver", NULL);
proc_mkdir("fs/nfsd", NULL); /* somewhere for the nfsd filesystem to be mounted */
@@ -86,6 +79,9 @@ void __init proc_root_init(void)
proc_bus = proc_mkdir("bus", NULL);
+ proc_sys_init();
static int proc_root_getattr(struct vfsmount *mnt, struct dentry *dentry, struct kstat *stat