I had a couple friends over today and we made a trivial patch to remove trailing slashes. We do not know C and have never created a patch for the kernel before, so there is undoubtedly a better way to do it. However we hope this helps in your efforts.
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This patch was created from the offending commit (c7f404b40a366). But I've also applied it to to Linus Torvalds' master HEAD (3f0c3c8fe30c7) with success. -Chris
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