[PATCH 32/46] Driver core: warn when userspace writes to the uevent file in a non-supported way

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Fri Apr 27 2007 - 14:59:12 EST

From: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@xxxxxxxx>

In the future we will allow the uevent type to be written to the uevent
file to trigger the different types of uevents. But for now, as we only
support the ADD event, warn if userspace tries to write anything else to
this file.

Signed-off-by: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxx>
drivers/base/core.c | 3 +++
1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/base/core.c b/drivers/base/core.c
index 72c6ee5..f69305c 100644
--- a/drivers/base/core.c
+++ b/drivers/base/core.c
@@ -296,6 +296,9 @@ out:
static ssize_t store_uevent(struct device *dev, struct device_attribute *attr,
const char *buf, size_t count)
+ if (memcmp(buf, "add", 3) != 0)
+ dev_err(dev, "uevent: unsupported action-string; this will "
+ "be ignored in a future kernel version");
kobject_uevent(&dev->kobj, KOBJ_ADD);
return count;

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