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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 2/2] tpm: add support for nonblocking operation
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On 08/10/2018 11:48 AM, James Bottomley wrote:
> On Fri, 2018-08-10 at 11:21 -0700, Tadeusz Struk wrote:
>> and the feedback I got from Jason was:
>>
>> "I wonder if it is worth creating this when the first file is
>> opened.. Lots of systems have TPMs but few use the userspace.."
>>
>> so I changed this to allocate the WQ on first open. I think it makes
>> sense, but I leave it to you to decide.
>
> If the reason is to not create a wq unless it's needed, shouldn't the
> condition actually be first open with flag O_NONBLOCK?
>

Not really because one can do:

int fd = open("/dev/tpm0", O_RDWR);
fcntl(fd, F_SETFL, O_NONBLOCK);

--
Tadeusz

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