[Debian-eeepc-devel] [PATCH 2.6.31] rfkill: allow toggling soft state in sysfs again

Darren Salt linux at youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk
Fri Jul 10 21:09:33 UTC 2009

I demand that Johannes Berg may or may not have written...

> Apparently there actually _are_ tools that try to set this in sysfs even
> though it wasn't supposed to be used this way without claiming first.

Then it should have been documented as such. I don't see anything about this
in Documentation/rfkill.txt (as found in 2.6.30), other than a vague
statement that "Kernel handles events", which isn't exactly helpful :-\

> Guess what: now that I've cleaned it all up it doesn't matter and we can
> simply allow setting the soft-block state in sysfs.


> Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes at sipsolutions.net>
> ---
> *shrug*, I don't like it, but whatever...

I do. It means that we have a nice simple text-based interface for use in
scripts (for now), and a binary interface which is better suited to the likes
of desktop applications.

> Please test & report.

With the patch applied, Bluetooth toggling is working again, so you get to
add this:

Tested-By: Darren Salt <linux at youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk>

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