Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/filesystems/sysfs.txt')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/sysfs.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/sysfs.txt
index 9494afb9476a..24da7b32c489 100644
@@ -40,7 +40,7 @@ ancestors of object hierarchies; i.e. the subsystems the objects
Sysfs internally stores a pointer to the kobject that implements a
-directory in the sysfs_dirent object associated with the directory. In
+directory in the kernfs_node object associated with the directory. In
the past this kobject pointer has been used by sysfs to do reference
counting directly on the kobject whenever the file is opened or closed.
With the current sysfs implementation the kobject reference count is
@@ -191,9 +191,10 @@ implementations:
be called again, rearmed, to fill the buffer.
- On write(2), sysfs expects the entire buffer to be passed during the
- first write. Sysfs then passes the entire buffer to the store()
+ first write. Sysfs then passes the entire buffer to the store() method.
+ A terminating null is added after the data on stores. This makes
+ functions like sysfs_streq() safe to use.
When writing sysfs files, userspace processes should first read the
entire file, modify the values it wishes to change, then write the
entire buffer back.