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[PATCH 54/59] sysctl: Remove support for directory strategy routines.

To: "<Andrew Morton" <akpm@osdl.org>
Subject: [PATCH 54/59] sysctl: Remove support for directory strategy routines.
From: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 09:39:59 -0700
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From: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com> - unquoted

parse_table has support for calling a strategy routine
when descending into a directory.  To date no one has
used this functionality and the /proc/sys interface has
no analog to it.

So no one is using this functionality kill it and make
the binary sysctl code easier to follow.

Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
---
 kernel/sysctl.c |    8 --------
 1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
index e655b11..2c3703d 100644
--- a/kernel/sysctl.c
+++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
@@ -1171,14 +1171,6 @@ repeat:
                        if (table->child) {
                                if (ctl_perm(table, 001))
                                        return -EPERM;
-                               if (table->strategy) {
-                                       error = table->strategy(
-                                               table, name, nlen,
-                                               oldval, oldlenp,
-                                               newval, newlen);
-                                       if (error)
-                                               return error;
-                               }
                                name++;
                                nlen--;
                                table = table->child;
-- 
1.4.4.1.g278f


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