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SubjectRe: [RFC/RFT] Raw access to serio ports (1/2)
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On Wednesday 02 June 2004 02:36 am, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Dmitry Torokhov <dtor_core@ameritech.net> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Below is an implementation of rawdev driver.
>
> Yes, it does appear that we need the feature, thanks.
>
> > Comments?
>
> They're the thingies inside /* and */. Your patch is refreshingly free of
> them ;)
>
> > +static ssize_t rawdev_write(struct file *file, const char *buffer, size_t count, loff_t *ppos)
> > +{
> > + struct rawdev_list *list = file->private_data;
> > + ssize_t written = 0;
> > + int retval;
> > + unsigned char c;
> > +
> > + retval = down_interruptible(&rawdev_sem);
> > + if (retval)
> > + return retval;
> > +
> > + if (!list->rawdev->serio) {
> > + retval = -ENODEV;
> > + goto out;
> > + }
>
> The return values here are mucked up - this function returns `written'.

Or an error code in negative notation - it's the standard practice for
read/write. Am I missing something?

>
> > + if (count > 32)
> > + count = 32;
>
> Why? (Don't tell me - add a comment!)

I have no idea - taken from 2.4... My best guess would be it's an attempt not to
hog the device... I'll sprinkle some comments ;)

--
Dmitry
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