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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] eventfd: new EFD_STATE flag
On 08/26/2009 10:13 PM, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> Ok, so why not using the eventfd counter as state?
> On the device side:
>
> void write_state(int sfd, int state) {
> u64 cnt;
>
> /* Clear the current state, sfd is in non-blocking mode */
> read(sfd,&cnt, sizeof(cnt));
> /* Writes new state */
> cnt = 1 + !!state;
> write(sfd,&cnt, sizeof(cnt));
> }
>
>
> On the hypervisor side:
>
> int read_state(int sfd) {
> u64 cnt;
>
> read(sfd,&cnt, sizeof(cnt));
> return state - 1;
> }
>
>

Hadn't though of read+write as set. While the 1+ is a little ugly, it's
workable.

I see no kernel equivalent to read(), but that's easily done.

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