[Debian-eeepc-devel] [Acpi4asus-user] [PATCH 2.6.31] rfkill: allow toggling soft state in sysfs again
John W. Linville
linville at tuxdriver.com
Sat Jul 25 22:35:06 UTC 2009
On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 10:56:43PM +0200, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Friday 10 July 2009, Johannes Berg wrote:
> > On Fri, 2009-07-10 at 22:09 +0100, Darren Salt wrote:
> > > 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 :-\
> > Oh, it's not just that rfkill was horrible, the documentation matched :)
> > All the SHOUTING in it about what you must and must not do but nothing
> > actually helpful :)
> > > > *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.
> > Indeed, and as long as you expect to only use soft toggle... problem is
> > that you won't know whether it's soft-toggled or not while it's
> > hard-blocked (off)!
> > > > 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>
> > Ok, John, please pick up the patch.
> Is there anything going on with the patch?
> Surely it's not in -rc4.
Author: Johannes Berg <johannes at sipsolutions.net>
Date: Fri Jul 10 21:41:39 2009 +0200
rfkill: allow toggling soft state in sysfs again
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. 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>
Tested-By: Darren Salt <linux at youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk>
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville at tuxdriver.com>
Didn't make -rc4, should be in -rc5.
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