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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Introduce {sysfs,device}_create_file_mode
On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 12:19:55PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 09:12:46PM +0200, Kay Sievers wrote:
> > On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 21:08, Anton Vorontsov <cbouatmailru@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 11:38:06AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > >> 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?
> > >
> > > Yep, you've raised that question once, like 3 years ago. :-)
> > >
> > > http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/4/11/452
> > > http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/4/12/144
> > >
> > > In short: we can't use attr groups since the attributes creation
> > > is conditional. And we especially don't want to use the attr groups
> > > for attrs with different modes. But it's not a problem, because...
> >
> > Groups have a filter callback for every member, to decide if the
> > attribute should be created or not.
>
> Yeah, that's how we solved that issue a long time ago :)

But not loud enough for us to notice. ;-)

> Can you please switch to using attribute groups now, so that userspace
> doesn't have to handle 'change' events?

Yep.

Thanks,

--
Anton Vorontsov
email: cbouatmailru@gmail.com
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