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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Introduce {sysfs,device}_create_file_mode
On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 10:15:46PM +0400, Anton Vorontsov wrote:
> We need to create attributes with different modes across devices.
> We can do this by modifying attr.mode between device_create_file
> invocations, but that is racy in case of globally defined attrs.
> Luckily, there's sysfs_add_file_mode() function that seems to do
> exactly what we want, and if we use it, we don't need any locks
> to avoid races. Though, it isn't exposed via device-drivers core
> API.

But you race the creation of the device notifying userspace, and then
the file being created, right? Or is that properly taken care of

> Greg, does the patch look OK? If so, I'd like it to go
> via battery-2.6.git tree, along with patches that need
> that one.

Looks good with one minor problem:

> --- a/drivers/base/core.c
> +++ b/drivers/base/core.c
> @@ -440,6 +440,27 @@ struct kset *devices_kset;
> * device_create_file - create sysfs attribute file for device.

That should be "device_create_file_mode"

Make that change and then feel free to take it through your tree with
Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
on it.


greg k-h

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