Re: sysfs permissions on dynamic attributes (led delay_on anddelay_off)

From: Richard Purdie
Date: Sat Jul 21 2012 - 04:07:51 EST

On Fri, 2012-07-20 at 21:08 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 05:46:14PM -0700, Colin Cross wrote:
> > I'm trying to use the standard ledtrig-timer.c code to handle led
> > blinking for notifications on an Android device, and I'm hitting some
> > issues with setting permissions on the dynamically created delay_on
> > and delay_off attributes. For most sysfs files, we have userspace
> > uevent parser that watches for device add notifications and
> > chowns/chmods attributes. This doesn't work for delay_on and
> > delay_off, because they are created later, when "timer" is written to
> > the trigger attribute. There is no uevent when the new files are
> > created, and sysfs doesn't support inotify, so I don't see any way to
> > receive an event to set the permissions. This issue exists any time
> > that device_create_file is called after device_add.
> >
> > What is the appropriate way to get an event to set the permissions?
> > Add inotify support for sysfs file creation? Send a KOBJ_CHANGE
> > uevent in device_create_file?
> No.
> > Send a KOBJ_CHANGE uevent from the driver after calling
> > device_create_file?
> Yes.
> > Dynamically create a timer device under /sys/class/leds/<led> so a new
> > add uevent gets sent?
> Ick.
> > Promote blinking to be a core led feature instead of a trigger, so the
> > files are always present?
> That's the best thing, why not just do that?

This implies we should make every trigger a core led feature and
effectively do away with triggers. I'm not sure that makes sense.



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