Commit 1af3557a authored by KOSAKI Motohiro's avatar KOSAKI Motohiro Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman
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sysfs: sysfs poll keep the poll rule of regular file.

Currently, following test programs don't finished.

% ruby -e ' { sleep }"/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies")

strace expose the reason.

open("/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = 3
ioctl(3, SNDCTL_TMR_TIMEBASE or TCGETS, 0xbf9fa6b8) = -1 ENOTTY (Inappropriate ioctl for device)
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=4096, ...}) = 0
_llseek(3, 0, [0], SEEK_CUR)            = 0
select(4, [3], NULL, NULL, NULL)        = 1 (in [3])
read(3, "1400000 1300000 1200000 1100000 1"..., 4096) = 62
select(4, [3], NULL, NULL, NULL

Because Ruby (the scripting language) VM assume select system-call
against regular file don't block.  it because SUSv3 says "Regular files
shall always poll TRUE for reading and writing".  see

seems valid assumption.

But sysfs_poll() don't keep this rule although sysfs file can read and
write always.

This patch restore proper poll behavior to sysfs.
/sys/block/md*/md/sync_action polling application and another sysfs
updating sensitive application still can use POLLERR and POLLPRI.

Cc: Neil Brown <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarKOSAKI Motohiro <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent d094cbe9
......@@ -446,11 +446,11 @@ static unsigned int sysfs_poll(struct file *filp, poll_table *wait)
if (buffer->event != atomic_read(&od->event))
goto trigger;
return 0;
buffer->needs_read_fill = 1;
void sysfs_notify_dirent(struct sysfs_dirent *sd)
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