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    SubjectRe: SYSFS: need a noncaching read
    On Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 07:32:07AM +0200, Robert Schwebel wrote:
    > On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 11:43:17AM +0200, Heiko Schocher wrote:
    > > I have developed a device driver and use the sysFS to export some
    > > registers to userspace.
    >
    > Uuuh, uggly. Don't do that. Device drivers are there to abstract things,
    > not to play around with registers from userspace.
    >
    > > I opened the sysFS File for one register and did some reads from this
    > > File, but I alwas becoming the same value from the register, whats not
    > > OK, because they are changing. So I found out that the sysFS caches
    > > the reads ... :-(
    >
    > Yes, it does. What you can do is close()ing the file handle between
    > accesses, which makes it work but is slow.

    Do an lseek back to 0 and then re-read, you will get called in your
    driver again.

    Not that this is a good thing to do for this kind of thing, as others
    have already said.

    thanks,

    greg k-h
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