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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] proc_mknod() should check the mode parameter

    On Wed, 18 Apr 2001, Erik Mouw wrote:

    > Hi all,
    > While documenting the procfs interface (more of that later), I came
    > across proc_mknod() which is supposed to be used to create devices in
    > the procfs. IMHO it should therefore check if the mode parameter
    > contains S_IFBLK or S_IFCHR.

    Why? All callers of proc_mknod() are in the kernel and they should
    know better. I could understand
    if (....)
    but silently doing nothing is really odd.

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