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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] fs: configfs: make qw_sign attribute symmetric
On Thu, Feb 09, 2017 at 10:04:43AM -0800, Stefan Agner wrote:
> On 2017-02-01 08:59, Stefan Agner wrote:
> > On 2017-02-01 00:06, Greg KH wrote:
> >> On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 06:19:16PM -0800, Stefan Agner wrote:
> >>> Currently qw_sign requires UTF-8 character to set, but returns UTF-16
> >>> when read. This isn't obvious when simply using cat since the null
> >>> characters are not visible, but hexdump unveils the true string:
> >>>
> >>> # echo MSFT100 > os_desc/qw_sign
> >>> # hexdump -C os_desc/qw_sign
> >>> 00000000 4d 00 53 00 46 00 54 00 31 00 30 00 30 00 |M.S.F.T.1.0.0.|
> >>>
> >>> Make qw_sign symmetric by returning an UTF-8 string too. Also follow
> >>> common convention and add a new line at the end.
> >>
> >> Doesn't USB require that strings be in UTF-16? So why have the kernel
> >> convert them?
> >
> > That is a discussion we should have had when the write side of this has
> > been added:
> >
> > static ssize_t os_desc_qw_sign_store(struct config_item *item, const
> > char *page,
> > size_t len)
> > {
> > struct gadget_info *gi = os_desc_item_to_gadget_info(item);
> > int res, l;
> >
> > l = min((int)len, OS_STRING_QW_SIGN_LEN >> 1);
> > if (page[l - 1] == '\n')
> > --l;
> >
> > mutex_lock(&gi->lock);
> > res = utf8s_to_utf16s(page, l,
> > UTF16_LITTLE_ENDIAN, (wchar_t *) gi->qw_sign,
> > OS_STRING_QW_SIGN_LEN);
> > if (res > 0)
> > res = len;
> > mutex_unlock(&gi->lock);
> >
> > return res;
> > }
> >
> >
> > The store function is definitely already in use today, e.g. this script
> > used for ev3dev:
> > https://github.com/ev3dev/ev3-systemd/blob/ev3dev-jessie/scripts/ev3-usb.sh
> >
> > Changing it to UTF-16 would break that script... So changing the store
> > part is the lesser of two evils.
> >
> > Regarding new line: Just following what other attributes are doing by
> > using the GS_STRINGS_R macro.
>
> Any comment on this? In my opinion especially this first patch really
> fixes a bug and should get applied... I can remove the newline if
> preferred.

It's up to Felipe, give him a chance to catch up on patches...

thanks,

greg k-h

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