Diffstat (limited to 'init/Kconfig')
1 files changed, 15 insertions, 31 deletions
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 2de5b1cbadd..137609f33eb 100644
@@ -656,40 +656,24 @@ config MM_OWNER
bool "enable deprecated sysfs features to support old userspace tools"
depends on SYSFS
- select SYSFS_DEPRECATED
- This option switches the layout of sysfs to the deprecated
- version. Do not use it on recent distributions.
- The current sysfs layout features a unified device tree at
- /sys/devices/, which is able to express a hierarchy between
- class devices. If the deprecated option is set to Y, the
- unified device tree is split into a bus device tree at
- /sys/devices/ and several individual class device trees at
- /sys/class/. The class and bus devices will be connected by
- "<subsystem>:<name>" and the "device" links. The "block"
- class devices, will not show up in /sys/class/block/. Some
- subsystems will suppress the creation of some devices which
- depend on the unified device tree.
- This option is not a pure compatibility option that can
- be safely enabled on newer distributions. It will change the
- layout of sysfs to the non-extensible deprecated version,
- and disable some features, which can not be exported without
- confusing older userspace tools. Since 2007/2008 all major
- distributions do not enable this option, and ship no tools which
- depend on the deprecated layout or this option.
- If you are using a new kernel on an older distribution, or use
- older userspace tools, you might need to say Y here. Do not say Y,
- if the original kernel, that came with your distribution, has
- this option set to N.
+ This option switches the layout of the "block" class devices, to not
+ show up in /sys/class/block/, but only in /sys/block/.
+ This option allows new kernels to run on old distributions and tools,
+ which might get confused by /sys/class/block/. Since 2007/2008 all
+ major distributions and tools handle this just fine.
+ Recent distributions and userspace tools after 2009/2010 depend on
+ the existence of /sys/class/block/, and will not work with this
+ option enabled.
+ Only if you are using a new kernel on an old distribution, you might
+ need to say Y here. Never say Y, if the original kernel, that came
+ with your distribution, has not set this option.
bool "Kernel->user space relay support (formerly relayfs)"