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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH] libmultipath/discovery: read sysfs files uncached

On 04/02/2013 11:00 PM, Christophe Varoqui wrote:
> On mar., 2013-04-02 at 16:28 +0200, Sebastian Riemer wrote:
>> The libudev function udev_device_get_sysattr_value() reads sysfs
>> attributes cached. This is useless for checking a device state.
>> There we want to see if it changes.
>> Unfortunately, libudev doesn't provide an uncached variant. This
>> is why we have to reimplement the functionality and some libudev
>> internal functions here.
> Hannes,
> as the commit 058a0044cb2ab7cac6f7c3e2e17b16e00b5e57fa author, would you
> sign-off this patch ? Or do you prefer the issue addressed on the udev
> side ...
Hmm; this is not the only issue we have with libudev.
_Setting_ of sysfs attributes is also a problem (I just send a patch
to Kay for this).
However, having to duplicate things feels like a waste; I'd rather
have it implemented at the libudev side.

The problem with this patch is that we're bypassing the cache of
libudev; so any _other_ application using libudev would still be
reading the stale value.

I'd very much prefer to have a 'uncached' variant (or adding another
argument 'force') which would force libudev to always read the
current value but also adding it to the internal cache for the
benefit of other applications.



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