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SubjectRe: 2.6.13-rc6-mm1
This should fix it, but I'm not on a machine where I can test it. Can
you give it a try and let me know?

On 8/21/05, Benoit Boissinot <benoit.boissinot@ens-lyon.org> wrote:
> ----- Forwarded message from Benoit Boissinot <benoit.boissinot@ens-lyon.org> -----
> sorry, i forgot to reply all...
>
> From: Benoit Boissinot <benoit.boissinot@ens-lyon.org>
> To: Jon Smirl <jonsmirl@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: 2.6.13-rc6-mm1
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> On Sun, Aug 21, 2005 at 06:11:57PM -0400, Jon Smirl wrote:
> > On 8/21/05, Benoit Boissinot <benoit.boissinot@ens-lyon.org> wrote:
> > > On Sun, Aug 21, 2005 at 01:40:31PM -0400, Jon Smirl wrote:
> > > > On 8/21/05, Benoit Boissinot <bboissin@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > [snip]
> > > >
> > > > Somewhere there is a mistake in the white space processing code of the
> > > > firmware driver. Before this patch we had inconsistent handling of
> > > > whitespace and sysfs attributes. This patch forces it to be consistent
> > > > and will shake out all of the places in the drivers where it is
> > > > handled wrong. Sysfs attributes are now stripped of leading and
> > > > trailing white space before being handed to the device driver.
> > >
> > > ok, i found it. If i do echo 1, it will read '1\n', will
> > > remove the '\n' and send '1' to ops->store.
> > > Then it will re-read '\n' and send '' to ops->store.
> > > And it will loop...
> >
> > Look at the length being passed in, isn't it set to zero for the second case?
> >
> yes, it is set to zero, but the '\n' will be stripped and stay in the buffer.
> Since flush_write_buffer returns 0, ppos will not be incremented and we
> have an endless loop.
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diff --git a/fs/sysfs/file.c b/fs/sysfs/file.c
--- a/fs/sysfs/file.c
+++ b/fs/sysfs/file.c
@@ -6,6 +6,7 @@
#include <linux/fsnotify.h>
#include <linux/kobject.h>
#include <linux/namei.h>
+#include <linux/ctype.h>
#include <asm/uaccess.h>
#include <asm/semaphore.h>

@@ -207,8 +208,28 @@ flush_write_buffer(struct dentry * dentr
struct attribute * attr = to_attr(dentry);
struct kobject * kobj = to_kobj(dentry->d_parent);
struct sysfs_ops * ops = buffer->ops;
+ int ws_count = count;
+ char *x;

- return ops->store(kobj,attr,buffer->page,count);
+ /* locate trailing white space */
+ while ((count > 0) && isspace(buffer->page[count - 1]))
+ count--;
+
+ /* locate leading white space */
+ x = buffer->page;
+ if (count > 0) {
+ while (isspace(*x))
+ x++;
+ count -= (x - buffer->page);
+ }
+ /* terminate the string */
+ x[count] = '\0';
+ ws_count -= count;
+
+ if (count != 0)
+ count = ops->store(kobj, attr, x, count);
+
+ return count + ws_count;
}

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