Re: [PATCH] w1: Add 1-wire slave device driver for DS28E04-100

From: Greg KH
Date: Wed May 09 2012 - 20:01:24 EST

On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 03:57:23AM +0400, Evgeniy Polyakov wrote:
> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 12:37:56AM +0200, Markus Franke (markus.franke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> > Well, the data read/written through this file is actually directly
> > "passed" on to the device. There are two bits which reflect the current
> > state of the PIO pins of the DS28E04. However, I must admit that this
> > could also be implemented as regular sysfs attributes.
> Greg, could you please describe what is exactly wrong with binary sysfs
> file? Or am I missing that it is not usual sysfs file but some special
> stuff?

Binary sysfs files should be "pass through" only, the kernel should not
touch the data involved in them at all, it is a pipe directly from the
kernel to userspace for binary blob data, like firmware images. You
should never do any processing of any binary file data at all in the

Hope this helps,

greg k-h
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