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SubjectRe: [patch] kernel sysfs events layer
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On Tue, 2004-08-31 at 15:06 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:

> Robert Love <rml@ximian.com> wrote:
> >
> > - len = strlen(object) + 1 + strlen(signal);
> > + len = strlen(object) + 1 + strlen(signal) + 1;
> >
> > should fix it, right?


Attached.

Robert Love


Kernel Events Layer. A simple sysfs change notifier over netlink.
Signed-Off-By: Robert Love <rml@novell.com>

fs/super.c | 11 ++++-
include/linux/kevent.h | 42 +++++++++++++++++++
include/linux/netlink.h | 1
init/Kconfig | 14 ++++++
kernel/Makefile | 1
kernel/kevent.c | 105 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
6 files changed, 173 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff -urN linux-2.6.9-rc1-mm2/fs/super.c linux/fs/super.c
--- linux-2.6.9-rc1-mm2/fs/super.c 2004-08-31 16:46:15.912777856 -0400
+++ linux/fs/super.c 2004-08-31 16:44:41.023203264 -0400
@@ -35,6 +35,7 @@
#include <linux/vfs.h>
#include <linux/writeback.h> /* for the emergency remount stuff */
#include <linux/idr.h>
+#include <linux/kevent.h>
#include <asm/uaccess.h>


@@ -875,8 +876,12 @@
up_write(&s->s_umount);
deactivate_super(s);
s = ERR_PTR(error);
- } else
+ } else {
s->s_flags |= MS_ACTIVE;
+ if (bdev->bd_disk)
+ send_kevent(KEVENT_FS, NULL,
+ &bdev->bd_disk->kobj, "mount");
+ }
}

return s;
@@ -891,6 +896,10 @@
void kill_block_super(struct super_block *sb)
{
struct block_device *bdev = sb->s_bdev;
+
+ if (bdev->bd_disk)
+ send_kevent(KEVENT_FS, NULL, &bdev->bd_disk->kobj, "umount");
+
generic_shutdown_super(sb);
set_blocksize(bdev, sb->s_old_blocksize);
close_bdev_excl(bdev);
diff -urN linux-2.6.9-rc1-mm2/include/linux/kevent.h linux/include/linux/kevent.h
--- linux-2.6.9-rc1-mm2/include/linux/kevent.h 1969-12-31 19:00:00.000000000 -0500
+++ linux/include/linux/kevent.h 2004-08-31 16:21:05.706364128 -0400
@@ -0,0 +1,42 @@
+#ifndef _LINUX_KEVENT_H
+#define _LINUX_KEVENT_H
+
+#include <linux/config.h>
+#include <linux/kobject.h>
+
+/* kevent types - these are used as the multicast group */
+enum kevent {
+ KEVENT_GENERAL = 0,
+ KEVENT_STORAGE = 1,
+ KEVENT_POWER = 2,
+ KEVENT_FS = 3,
+ KEVENT_HOTPLUG = 4,
+};
+
+#ifdef __KERNEL__
+#ifdef CONFIG_KERNEL_EVENTS
+
+int send_kevent(enum kevent type, struct kset *kset,
+ struct kobject *kobj, const char *signal);
+
+int send_kevent_atomic(enum kevent type, struct kset *kset,
+ struct kobject *kobj, const char *signal);
+
+#else
+
+static inline int send_kevent(enum kevent type, struct kset *kset,
+ struct kobject *kobj, const char *signal)
+{
+ return 0;
+}
+
+static inline int send_kevent_atomic(enum kevent type, struct kset *kset,
+ struct kobject *kobj, const char *signal)
+{
+ return 0;
+}
+
+#endif /* CONFIG_KERNEL_EVENTS */
+#endif /* __KERNEL__ */
+
+#endif /* _LINUX_KEVENT_H */
diff -urN linux-2.6.9-rc1-mm2/include/linux/netlink.h linux/include/linux/netlink.h
--- linux-2.6.9-rc1-mm2/include/linux/netlink.h 2004-08-31 16:46:16.316716448 -0400
+++ linux/include/linux/netlink.h 2004-08-31 16:44:41.372150216 -0400
@@ -17,6 +17,7 @@
#define NETLINK_ROUTE6 11 /* af_inet6 route comm channel */
#define NETLINK_IP6_FW 13
#define NETLINK_DNRTMSG 14 /* DECnet routing messages */
+#define NETLINK_KEVENT 15 /* Kernel messages to userspace */
#define NETLINK_TAPBASE 16 /* 16 to 31 are ethertap */

#define MAX_LINKS 32
diff -urN linux-2.6.9-rc1-mm2/init/Kconfig linux/init/Kconfig
--- linux-2.6.9-rc1-mm2/init/Kconfig 2004-08-31 16:46:16.454695472 -0400
+++ linux/init/Kconfig 2004-08-31 16:44:41.445139120 -0400
@@ -149,6 +149,20 @@
logging of avc messages output). Does not do system-call
auditing without CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL.

+config KERNEL_EVENTS
+ bool "Kernel Events Layer"
+ depends on NET
+ default y
+ help
+ This option enables the kernel events layer, which is a simple
+ mechanism for kernel-to-user communication over a netlink socket.
+ The goal of the kernel events layer is to provide a simple and
+ efficient logging, error, and events system. Specifically, code
+ is available to link the events into D-BUS. Say Y, unless you
+ are building a system requiring minimal memory consumption.
+
+ D-BUS is available at http://dbus.freedesktop.org/
+
config AUDITSYSCALL
bool "Enable system-call auditing support"
depends on AUDIT && (X86 || PPC64 || ARCH_S390 || IA64)
diff -urN linux-2.6.9-rc1-mm2/kernel/kevent.c linux/kernel/kevent.c
--- linux-2.6.9-rc1-mm2/kernel/kevent.c 1969-12-31 19:00:00.000000000 -0500
+++ linux/kernel/kevent.c 2004-08-31 16:20:00.280310400 -0400
@@ -0,0 +1,105 @@
+/*
+ * kernel/kevent.c - sysfs event delivery via netlink socket
+ *
+ * Copyright (C) 2004 Red Hat, Inc. All rights reserved.
+ * Copyright (C) 2004 Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
+ *
+ * Licensed under the GNU GPL v2.
+ *
+ * Authors:
+ * Robert Love <rml@novell.com>
+ * Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org>
+ * Arjan van de Ven <arjanv@redhat.com>
+ */
+
+#include <linux/module.h>
+#include <linux/spinlock.h>
+#include <linux/socket.h>
+#include <linux/skbuff.h>
+#include <linux/netlink.h>
+#include <linux/string.h>
+#include <linux/kobject.h>
+#include <linux/kevent.h>
+#include <net/sock.h>
+
+static struct sock *kevent_sock = NULL; /* kevent's global netlink socket */
+
+/**
+ * send_kevent - send a message to user-space via the kernel events layer
+ */
+static int do_send_kevent(enum kevent type, int gfp_mask,
+ const char *object, const char *signal)
+{
+ struct sk_buff *skb;
+ char *buffer;
+ int len;
+
+ if (!kevent_sock)
+ return -EIO;
+
+ if (!object || !signal)
+ return -EINVAL;
+
+ len = strlen(object) + 1 + strlen(signal) + 1;
+
+ skb = alloc_skb(len, gfp_mask);
+ if (!skb)
+ return -ENOMEM;
+
+ buffer = skb_put(skb, len);
+
+ sprintf(buffer, "%s\n%s", object, signal);
+
+ return netlink_broadcast(kevent_sock, skb, 0, (1 << type), gfp_mask);
+}
+
+int send_kevent(enum kevent type, struct kset *kset,
+ struct kobject *kobj, const char *signal)
+{
+ const char *path;
+ int ret;
+
+ path = kobject_get_path(kset, kobj, GFP_KERNEL);
+ if (!path)
+ return -ENOMEM;
+
+ ret = do_send_kevent(type, GFP_KERNEL, path, signal);
+ kfree(path);
+
+ return ret;
+}
+
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(send_kevent);
+
+int send_kevent_atomic(enum kevent type, struct kset *kset,
+ struct kobject *kobj, const char *signal)
+{
+ const char *path;
+ int ret;
+
+ path = kobject_get_path(kset, kobj, GFP_ATOMIC);
+ if (!path)
+ return -ENOMEM;
+
+ ret = do_send_kevent(type, GFP_ATOMIC, path, signal);
+ kfree(path);
+
+ return ret;
+}
+
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(send_kevent_atomic);
+
+static int kevent_init(void)
+{
+ kevent_sock = netlink_kernel_create(NETLINK_KEVENT, NULL);
+
+ if (!kevent_sock) {
+ printk(KERN_ERR
+ "kevent: unable to create netlink socket!\n");
+ return -ENODEV;
+ }
+
+ return 0;
+}
+
+module_init(kevent_init);
diff -urN linux-2.6.9-rc1-mm2/kernel/Makefile linux/kernel/Makefile
--- linux-2.6.9-rc1-mm2/kernel/Makefile 2004-08-31 16:46:16.471692888 -0400
+++ linux/kernel/Makefile 2004-08-31 16:45:49.025865288 -0400
@@ -27,6 +27,7 @@
obj-$(CONFIG_AUDIT) += audit.o
obj-$(CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL) += auditsc.o
obj-$(CONFIG_KPROBES) += kprobes.o
+obj-$(CONFIG_KERNEL_EVENTS) += kevent.o

ifneq ($(CONFIG_IA64),y)
# According to Alan Modra <alan@linuxcare.com.au>, the -fno-omit-frame-pointer is

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