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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] x86 cpuinfo: implement sysfs nodes for x86
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On Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:56:19 PM CET Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 11:42:35AM +0100, Thomas Renninger wrote:
> > If Greg (and others) are ok, I would add "page size exceeding" handling.
> > Hm, quick searching for an example I realize that debugfs can exceed page
> > size. Is it that hard to expose a sysfs file larger than page size?
>
> No, there is a simple way to do it, but I'm not going to show you how as
> it is NOT how to use sysfs at all :)
>
> Why are you wanting to dump this whole mess into one file

I wouldn't call a whitespace separated list of CPU feature flags a mess...

> and then parse
> it, it's no different from having 100+ different sysfs files and then
> doing a readdir(3) on the thing, right?

If this is the way it "has to"/should/"is designed for" to export such
(not that complex) data via sysfs...

I do not have such a strong opinion on the how, this is up to maintainers
to discuss.

I hope it is agreed that this info is worth exporting via sysfs.
So I wait for the "how are CPU feature flags/bugs data" to be exported
via sysfs and I volunteer to pick it up and submit a patch out of it.

Thanks,

Thomas


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