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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] driver core: Add the ability to unbind drivers to devices from userspace
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    Am Freitag, 5. August 2005 15:32 schrieb Jon Smirl:
    > On 1/1/02, Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz> wrote:
    > > Hi!
    > >
    > > > > > New, simplified version of the sysfs whitespace strip patch...
    > > > >
    > > > > Could you tell me why you don't just fail the operation if malformed
    > > > > input is supplied?
    > > >
    > > > Leading/trailing white space should be allowed. For example echo
    > > > appends '\n' unless you know to use -n. It is easier to fix the kernel
    > > > than to teach everyone to use -n.
    > >
    > > Please, NO! echo -n is the right thing to do, and users will eventually learn.
    > > We are not going to add such workarounds all over the kernel...
    >
    > It is not a work around. These are text attributes meant for human
    > use. Humans have a hard time cleaning up things they can't see. And
    > the failure mode for this is awful, your attribute won't set but
    > everything on the screen looks fine.

    The average user has no place poking sysfs. Root should know when
    to use -n, as should shell scripts.

    Regards
    Oliver
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