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[PATCH 53/59] sysctl: Remove support for CTL_ANY

To: "<Andrew Morton" <akpm@osdl.org>
Subject: [PATCH 53/59] sysctl: Remove support for CTL_ANY
From: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 09:39:58 -0700
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From: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com> - unquoted

There are currently no users in the kernel for CTL_ANY and it
only has effect on the binary interface which is practically
unused.

So this complicates sysctl lookups for no good reason so just remove it.

Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
---
 include/linux/sysctl.h |    1 -
 kernel/sysctl.c        |    2 +-
 2 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/sysctl.h b/include/linux/sysctl.h
index 63e1bac..c99e4bb 100644
--- a/include/linux/sysctl.h
+++ b/include/linux/sysctl.h
@@ -53,7 +53,6 @@ struct __sysctl_args {
 
 /* For internal pattern-matching use only: */
 #ifdef __KERNEL__
-#define CTL_ANY                -1      /* Matches any name */
 #define CTL_NONE       0
 #define CTL_UNNUMBERED CTL_NONE        /* sysctl without a binary number */
 #endif
diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
index 8da6647..e655b11 100644
--- a/kernel/sysctl.c
+++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
@@ -1166,7 +1166,7 @@ repeat:
        for ( ; table->ctl_name || table->procname; table++) {
                if (!table->ctl_name)
                        continue;
-               if (n == table->ctl_name || table->ctl_name == CTL_ANY) {
+               if (n == table->ctl_name) {
                        int error;
                        if (table->child) {
                                if (ctl_perm(table, 001))
-- 
1.4.4.1.g278f


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