[PATCH] thermal: Fix for setting the thermal zone mode to enable/disable

Jean Delvare khali at linux-fr.org
Wed Mar 21 15:27:57 UTC 2012

On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:14:46 +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 15:13, Jean Delvare <khali at linux-fr.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:40:01 +0530, Amit Daniel Kachhap wrote:
> >> Basically without this patch changing the mode of thermal zone
> >> is not possible as wrong string size is passed to strncmp.
> >
> > Actually it is possible,
> > $ echo -n disabled > mode
> > works fine. But it fails without the -n, your patch would fix that.
> Now it ignores any extra characters. Are they always newlines?
> Now "echo -n disabledx > mode" will also "succeed".

I guess this is considered good enough in practice, although I also
don't like this use of strncmp. I'd prefer \n to be properly converted
to \0 (by the sysfs layer itself) so that strict string comparisons can
be done. I don't have the time to push this though, sorry.

Jean Delvare

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