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Date:	Sun, 21 Feb 2010 11:07:35 +0100
From:	Marcel Holtmann <marcel@...tmann.org>
To:	Florian Mickler <florian@...kler.org>
Cc:	Johannes Berg <johannes@...solutions.net>,
	linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org,
	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...otime.net>,
	"John W. Linville" <linville@...driver.com>,
	Alan Jenkins <alan-jenkins@...fmail.co.uk>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...e.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] enhance /sys/class/rfkill/<rfkill>/state interface

Hi Florian,

> > > Introduce a new state-value RFKILL_STATE_SOFT_AND_HARD_BLOCKED
> > > which is returned only through the sysfs state file.
> > > The other interfaces are designed so that they don't need this extra
> > > state.
> > > 
> > > This allows the sysfs to represent all possible states an rfkill
> > > driver can
> > > have.
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Florian Mickler <florian@...kler.org>
> > > ---
> > > 
> > > After stumbling over this arbitrary limitation of
> > > sys/class/rfkill/*/state I
> > > wondered what would hinder this patch?
> > 
> > This is not backward compatible, so can't be done.
> > 
> > johannes
> 
> hmm... ah, i see... if driver is in hard'n'soft-block state 
> an userspace program would expect to read hardblock instead of the
> new hard'n'softblock-state... 
> now that i think of it, it even becomes obvious :) 

a userspace program would be expected to use /dev/rfkill and do this
properly. Don't bother with sysfs at all.

Regards

Marcel


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