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authorKay Sievers <kay.sievers@suse.de>2005-11-11 04:58:04 +0100
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>2006-01-04 16:18:07 -0800
commit0f76e5acf9dc788e664056dda1e461f0bec93948 (patch)
treefdb7db438cb03fb3e0508d582a7cc1321c62efed /kernel/ksysfs.c
parent0296b2281352e4794e174b393c37f131502e09f0 (diff)
[PATCH] add uevent_helper control in /sys/kernel/
This deprecates the /proc/sys/kernel/hotplug file, as all this stuff should be in /sys some day, right? :) In /sys/kernel/ we have now uevent_seqnum and uevent_helper. The seqnum is no longer used by udev, as the version for this kernel depends on netlink which events will never get out-of-order. Recent udev versions disable the /sbin/hotplug helper with an init script, cause it leads to OOM on big boxes by running hundreds of shells in parallel. It should be done now by: echo "" > /sys/kernel/uevent_helper (Note that "-n" does not work, cause neighter proc nor sysfs support truncate().) Signed-off-by: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/ksysfs.c')
1 files changed, 22 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/ksysfs.c b/kernel/ksysfs.c
index 015fb69ad94..e975a76a9d5 100644
--- a/kernel/ksysfs.c
+++ b/kernel/ksysfs.c
@@ -23,11 +23,29 @@ static struct subsys_attribute _name##_attr = \
__ATTR(_name, 0644, _name##_show, _name##_store)
-static ssize_t hotplug_seqnum_show(struct subsystem *subsys, char *page)
+/* current uevent sequence number */
+static ssize_t uevent_seqnum_show(struct subsystem *subsys, char *page)
return sprintf(page, "%llu\n", (unsigned long long)hotplug_seqnum);
+/* uevent helper program, used during early boo */
+static ssize_t uevent_helper_show(struct subsystem *subsys, char *page)
+ return sprintf(page, "%s\n", hotplug_path);
+static ssize_t uevent_helper_store(struct subsystem *subsys, const char *page, size_t count)
+ if (count+1 > HOTPLUG_PATH_LEN)
+ return -ENOENT;
+ memcpy(hotplug_path, page, count);
+ hotplug_path[count] = '\0';
+ if (count && hotplug_path[count-1] == '\n')
+ hotplug_path[count-1] = '\0';
+ return count;
@@ -45,7 +63,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(kernel_subsys);
static struct attribute * kernel_attrs[] = {
- &hotplug_seqnum_attr.attr,
+ &uevent_seqnum_attr.attr,
+ &uevent_helper_attr.attr,