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    autofs: remove left-over autofs4 stubs · a2225d93
    Linus Torvalds authored
    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: 's avatarIan Kent <raven@themaw.net>
    [ With edits and commit message from Ian Kent ]
    Signed-off-by: 's avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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