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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] driver core: Add the ability to unbind drivers to devices from userspace

    > > > > 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.

    Kernel is not a place to be user friendly. Or do you propose stripping whitespace
    for open(), too? File called "foo.txt " certainly *is* going to be confusing, but it should be allowed at kernel level.

    Now... echo foo > /sys/var does not properly report errors. Thats bad, but it needs to
    be fixed in bash.
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=28 ttl=51 time=448769.1 ms

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