|author||Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2018-06-11 08:22:34 -0700|
|committer||Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>||2018-06-11 08:22:34 -0700|
|parent||Merge tag 'backlight-next-4.18' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/lee/backlight (diff)|
autofs: remove left-over autofs4 stubs
There's no need to retain the fs/autofs4 directory for backward compatibility. Adding an AUTOFS4_FS fragment to the autofs Kconfig and a module alias for autofs4 is sufficient for almost all cases. Not keeping fs/autofs4 remnants will prevent "insmod <path>/autofs4/autofs4.ko" from working but this shouldn't be used in automation scripts rather than modprobe(8). There were some comments about things to look out for with the module rename in the fs/autofs4/Kconfig that is removed by this patch, see the commit patch if you are interested. One potential problem with this change is that when the fs/autofs/Kconfig fragment for AUTOFS4_FS is removed any AUTOFS4_FS entries will be removed from the kernel config, resulting in no autofs file system being built if there is no AUTOFS_FS entry also. This would have also happened if the fs/autofs4 remnants had remained and is most likely to be a problem with automated builds. Please check your build configurations before the removal which will occur after the next couple of kernel releases. Acked-by: Ian Kent <firstname.lastname@example.org> [ With edits and commit message from Ian Kent ] Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/autofs/Kconfig')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/fs/autofs/Kconfig b/fs/autofs/Kconfig
index 6a2064eb3b27..55c3930a907b 100644
@@ -1,3 +1,14 @@
+ tristate "Old Kconfig name for Kernel automounter support"
+ select AUTOFS_FS
+ This name exists for people to just automatically pick up the
+ new name of the autofs Kconfig option. All it does is select
+ thenew new option name.
+ It will go away in a release or two as people have
+ transitioned to just plain AUTOFS_FS.
tristate "Kernel automounter support (supports v3, v4 and v5)"