Re: [1/1] connector/CBUS: new messaging subsystem. Revision numbernext.

From: Evgeniy Polyakov
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 00:26:55 EST

On Wed, 2005-04-27 at 00:16 -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> On Tuesday 26 April 2005 23:06, Evgeniy Polyakov wrote:
> > Let's clarify that we are talking about userspace->kernelspace
> > direction.
> > Only for that messages callback path is invoked.
> What about kernelspace->userspace or kernelspace->kernelspace?
> From what I see nothing stops kernel code from calling cn_netlink_send,
> in fact your cbus does exactly that. So I am confused why you singled
> out userspace->kernelspace direction.

You miunderstand the code -
cn_netlink_send() never ends up in callback invocation,
it can only deliver messages in kernelspace->userspace direction.
kernelspace->userspace direction ends up adding buffer into
socket queue, from which userspace may read data using recv() system
There is no kernelspace->kernelspace sending possibility
except by creating new socket in userspace and sendmsg/recvmsg
interception/using, but that is the same as reading from userspace.

Evgeniy Polyakov

Crash is better than data corruption -- Arthur Grabowski

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