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At Thu, 15 Dec 2011 13:32:26 +1030,
Rusty Russell wrote:
> For historical reasons, we allow module_param(bool) to take an int (or
> an unsigned int). That's going away.
> A few drivers really want an int: they set it to -1 and a parameter
> will set it to 0 or 1. This sucks: reading them from sysfs will give
> 'Y' for both -1 and 1, but if we change it to an int, then the users
> might be broken (if they did "param" instead of "param=1").
> Use a new 'bint' parser for them.
> (ntfs has a different problem: it needs an int for debug_msgs because
> it's also exposed via sysctl.)
> Cc: Steve Glendinning <steve.glendinning@...>
> Cc: Jean Delvare <khali@...>
> Cc: Guenter Roeck <guenter.roeck@...>
> Cc: Hoang-Nam Nguyen <hnguyen@...>
> Cc: Christoph Raisch <raisch@...>
> Cc: Roland Dreier <roland@...>
> Cc: Sean Hefty <sean.hefty@...>
> Cc: Hal Rosenstock <hal.rosenstock@...>
> Cc: linux390@... > Cc: Anton Altaparmakov <anton@...>
> Cc: Jaroslav Kysela <perex@...>
> Cc: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@...>