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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix proc_file_write missing ppos update
On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 09:05:44PM +0200, Stefani Seibold wrote:
> Switching all users of read_proc_t/write_proc_t to file operation is a
> huge job. About 180 files must be fixed.
>
> But the main reason not to do this is because the breakage of "out of
> tree" drivers.

> I like the current simplified proc interface. It saves a lot of code
> duplication because the basic operations will be handled inside the
> kernel and not in the driver.

_What_ code duplication? Would that be
struct proc_dir_entry *pde = PDE(file->f_path.dentry->d_inode);
and calculation of pde->data currently done by proc_file_write()?
Pardon me, but that's hard to take seriously. As for the ->read() side,
most of those suckers end up switched to use of seq_read() and there's
not a lot of boilerplate code in the resulting variants...


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