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SubjectRe: [STABLE PATCH .26 .27] ACPI: avoid empty file name in sysfs
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On Sun, 2008-11-16 at 01:17 +0800, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
>
> > upstream 4feba70a2c1a1a0c96909f657f48b2e11e682370
> >
> > Since commit bc45b1d39a925b56796bebf8a397a0491489d85c acpi tables are
> > allowed to have an empty signature and /sys/firmware/acpi/tables uses the
> > signature as filename. Applications using naive recursion through /sys
> > loop forever. A possible solution would be: (replacing the zero length
> > filename with the string "NULL")
>
> What about using some string that is not a valid table name? Shorter
> than 4 characters? AFAICT,
> 'NULL' table could be added to acpi in future...?
>
> What if *two* tales have empty signature?
there are "NULL1" and "NULL2" in this case.

thanks,
rui



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