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SubjectRE: [PATCH 019/117] Staging: hv: vmbus: Cleanup vmbus_uevent() code
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg KH [mailto:greg@kroah.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 6:50 PM
> To: KY Srinivasan
> Cc: gregkh@suse.de; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
> devel@linuxdriverproject.org; virtualization@lists.osdl.org; Haiyang Zhang
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 019/117] Staging: hv: vmbus: Cleanup vmbus_uevent() code
>
> On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 10:46:07AM -0700, K. Y. Srinivasan wrote:
> > Now generate appropriate uevent based on the modalias string. As part of this,
> > cleanup the existing uevent code.
>
> Note, you just change the user api here, did you have tools that relied
> on the old format? If so, they just broke :(

Prior to this, I don't think autoloading worked the way it should for these
modules.

>
> > + for (i = 0; i < (sizeof(struct hv_vmbus_device_id) * 2); i += 2)
> > + sprintf(&alias_name[i], "%02x", dev->dev_type.b[i/2]);
>
> Don't we have a type for printing out a uuid already?

I did not see one; could you point me to the right place.
>
> And what's with the jumping by 2 yet dividing? What am I missing here?

Each byte of the uuid is represented by 2 bytes in the string; thus the magic with 2.

Regards,

K. Y



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