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Date:	Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:07:29 +0200
From:	Michal Nazarewicz <>
To:	Robert Baldyga <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] usb: gadget: f_fs: add "zombie" mode

> On 10/06/2014 02:36 PM, Michal Nazarewicz wrote:
>> However, all the ep# files will still exist on the filesystem.  This may
>> be a bit confusing and error-prone, no?

On Mon, Oct 06 2014, Robert Baldyga <> wrote:
> Shouldn't be error-prone, because opening them will fail with -ENODEV,
> but indeed it can be confusing. I will try to do something about that

I could imagine someone will write shell script like so:

	ffs_active() {
		test -d "$1" || return 1
		set -- "$1"/ep*
		test $# -gt 1

	if ffs_active /dev/foo-ffs; then
		# …

With such a script, non-functional ep# files in the functionfs mount
point, could lead to some errors in user-space.  I'm not saying that
this should block on any kind of changes to the way the filesystem works
when the function is inactive, but if possible, w/o a lot of additional
code, I'd rather if all the files disappeared in a zombie state.

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