[03/07] I2C: Fix incorrect sysfs file permissions in it87 and via686a drivers

Dmitry Torokhov dtor_core at ameritech.net
Thu Apr 28 07:47:42 CEST 2005


On Wednesday 27 April 2005 12:16, Greg KH wrote:
> As a side note, wouldn't it make sense to check, when creating sysfs
> files, that readable files have a non-NULL show method, and writable
> files have a non-NULL store method? I know drivers are not supposed to
> do stupid things, but there is already a BUG_ON for several conditions
> in sysfs_create_file, so maybe we could add two more?

Checking at creation time is not enough. Even with such check one could
change permissions on a sysfs file and set write bit.

-- 
Dmitry



More information about the lm-sensors mailing list