Re: linux-next: manual merge of the tty tree with the tree

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Mon Sep 07 2009 - 14:22:27 EST

On Mon, 7 Sep 2009, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> Today's linux-next merge of the tty tree got a conflict in
> drivers/char/n_tty.c between commit
> 37f81fa1f63ad38e16125526bb2769ae0ea8d332 ("n_tty: do O_ONLCR translation
> as a single write") from Linus' tree and commit
> bb2d17d83926bf9d70b922031aeb49ca896e0b3d ("tty: n_tty: honor opost flag
> for echoes") from the tty tree.
> I fixed it up (see below) and can carry the fix for a while.

Hmm. I think that the "honor opost flag for echoes" patch is actually

We check O_OPOST() in the _caller_ for the regular write case, and that
test actually looks like this:

if (O_OPOST(tty) && !(test_bit(TTY_HW_COOK_OUT, &tty->flags))) {

so at a minimum, if we add it to process_output() we should likely add it
in the same format. But if we need that test, I'd rather do it in the
caller anyway, like we already do for regular writes.

So maybe the patch could be changed to something (UNTESTD!) like the
following instead? And thus avoid the conflict at the same time.


drivers/char/n_tty.c | 14 +++++++++++++-
1 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/char/n_tty.c b/drivers/char/n_tty.c
index 4e28b35..9c04bb4 100644
--- a/drivers/char/n_tty.c
+++ b/drivers/char/n_tty.c
@@ -345,6 +345,18 @@ static int do_output_char(unsigned char c, struct tty_struct *tty, int space)
return 1;

+static int output_echo(unsigned char c, struct tty_struct *tty, int space)
+ if (O_OPOST(tty) && !(test_bit(TTY_HW_COOK_OUT, &tty->flags)))
+ return do_output_char(c, tty, space);
+ if (!space)
+ return -1;
+ tty_put_char(tty, c);
+ return 1;
* process_output - output post processor
* @c: character (or partial unicode symbol)
@@ -607,7 +619,7 @@ static void process_echoes(struct tty_struct *tty)
} else {
int retval;

- retval = do_output_char(c, tty, space);
+ retval = output_echo(c, tty, space);
if (retval < 0)
space -= retval;
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