Re: [PATCH v3 00/14] sysctl: Add a size argument to register functions in sysctl

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On Wed, Aug 09, 2023 at 12:49:52PM +0200, Joel Granados wrote:
> What?
> These commits set things up so we can start removing the sentinel elements.
> They modify sysctl and net_sysctl internals so that registering a ctl_table
> that contains a sentinel gives the same result as passing a table_size
> calculated from the ctl_table array without a sentinel. We accomplish this by
> introducing a table_size argument in the same place where procname is checked
> for NULL. The idea is for it to keep stopping when it hits ->procname == NULL,
> while the sentinel is still present. And when the sentinel is removed, it will
> stop on the table_size (thx to jani.nikula@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx for the discussion
> that led to this). This allows us to remove sentinels from one (or several)
> files at a time.
> These commits are part of a bigger set containing the removal of ctl_table sentinel
> (
> The idea is to make the review process easier by chunking the 65+ commits into
> manageable pieces.

Thanks, I've dropped the old set and merged this updated one onto sysctl-next.


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