Commit fc60bb83 authored by Nick Dyer's avatar Nick Dyer Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman
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sysfs_notify is only possible on file attributes

If sysfs_notify is called on a binary attribute, bad things can
happen, so prevent it.

Note, no in-kernel usage of this is currently present, but in the
future, it's good to be safe.

Changes in V2:
- Also ignore sysfs_notify on dirs, links
- Use WARN_ON rather than silently failing
- Compiled and tested (huge apologies about first submission)

Signed-off-by: default avatarNick Dyer <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent d6c8aa39
......@@ -449,11 +449,13 @@ void sysfs_notify_dirent(struct sysfs_dirent *sd)
spin_lock_irqsave(&sysfs_open_dirent_lock, flags);
if (!WARN_ON(sysfs_type(sd) != SYSFS_KOBJ_ATTR)) {
od = sd->;
if (od) {
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&sysfs_open_dirent_lock, flags);
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