Re: [PATCH 4/5] mtd: block2mtd: Add support for deleting block2mtd mapping

From: Richard Weinberger
Date: Sun Aug 06 2017 - 05:39:34 EST


Am 25.07.2017 um 16:24 schrieb Pali RohÃr:
> On Friday 21 July 2017 21:56:41 Richard Weinberger wrote:
>> Pali,
>> On Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 5:43 PM, Pali RohÃr <pali.rohar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> This patch allows user to delete block2mtd mapping via parameters file
>>> /sys/module/block2mtd/parameters/block2mtd
>>> Syntax is "del=device", e.g.:
>>> $ echo -n del=/dev/loop0 > /sys/module/block2mtd/parameters/block2mtd
>> As I wrote in an earlier mail, I hate this interface.
>> I suggest adding a decent ioctl based interface for dynamic block2mtd's.
> ioctl interface has a problem that cannot be easily used from shell. It
> needs to have another tool which uses it. On the other hand sysfs
> interface can be used from bash script which is better.
> Any idea for better interface without need for ioctl?

No, please use ioctl and add a proper tool to mtd-utils.
in MTD we use ioctl for all non-trivial interfaces. :-)