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SubjectRe: [-next PATCH 4/4] treewide: Use DEVICE_ATTR_WO
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On Tue, 2017-12-19 at 19:44 +0100, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:15:09AM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> > Convert DEVICE_ATTR uses to DEVICE_ATTR_WO where possible.
> >
> > Done with perl script:
> >
> > $ git grep -w --name-only DEVICE_ATTR | \
> > xargs perl -i -e 'local $/; while (<>) { s/\bDEVICE_ATTR\s*\(\s*(\w+)\s*,\s*\(?(?:\s*S_IWUSR\s*|\s*0200\s*)\)?\s*,\s*NULL\s*,\s*\s_store\s*\)/DEVICE_ATTR_WO(\1)/g; print;}'
[]
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/core.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/core.c
[]
> > @@ -560,7 +560,7 @@ static ssize_t pf_show(struct device *dev,
> > return sprintf(buf, "0x%x\n", uci->cpu_sig.pf);
> > }
> >
> > -static DEVICE_ATTR(reload, 0200, NULL, reload_store);
> > +static DEVICE_ATTR_WO(reload);
> > static DEVICE_ATTR(version, 0400, version_show, NULL);
> > static DEVICE_ATTR(processor_flags, 0400, pf_show, NULL);
> >
>
> # cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/microcode/reload
> cat: /sys/devices/system/cpu/microcode/reload: Permission denied

Not different behavior. It was and remains write only.

> The reason for the code churn being?

Consistency for easier grep by use-type.


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