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SubjectRe: SYSFS "errors"
On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:13:06PM +0100, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 01:54:34PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > Because sysfs is "one value per file" the lack of a file showing up
> > shouldn't cause any userspace tools any problems, that is why we did
> > things this way.
> >
> > But, of course, userspace programmers do know how to mess things up...
>
> How about what I proposed earlier to Felipe:
>
> --
> diff --git a/drivers/edac/edac_mc_sysfs.c b/drivers/edac/edac_mc_sysfs.c
> index 0ca1ca71157f..d2eef76d1d46 100644
> --- a/drivers/edac/edac_mc_sysfs.c
> +++ b/drivers/edac/edac_mc_sysfs.c
> @@ -704,7 +704,7 @@ static ssize_t mci_sdram_scrub_rate_show(struct device *dev,
> int bandwidth = 0;
>
> if (!mci->get_sdram_scrub_rate)
> - return -ENODEV;
> + return sprintf(data, "N/A");
>
> bandwidth = mci->get_sdram_scrub_rate(mci);
> if (bandwidth < 0) {
>
> --
>
> Would that hurt the sysfs policy? In this case we *can* read the file
> and it correctly tells us that scrub rate reading is not supported
> instead of having a number there.
>
> Hmm.

I don't know, it depends on if userspace can handle this properly or
not. What tools rely on this sysfs file? WHat happens when they get a
non-number in the file?

thanks,

greg k-h


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