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Subject[PATCH] power_supply: sysfs: ratelimit property read error message
This adds ratelimiting to the message that is printed when reading a
power supply property via sysfs returns an error. This will prevent
userspace applications from unintentionally dDOSing the system by
continuosuly reading a property that returns an error.

Signed-off-by: David Lechner <>
drivers/power/supply/power_supply_sysfs.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/power/supply/power_supply_sysfs.c b/drivers/power/supply/power_supply_sysfs.c
index 6170ed8b6854..dce24f596160 100644
--- a/drivers/power/supply/power_supply_sysfs.c
+++ b/drivers/power/supply/power_supply_sysfs.c
@@ -131,7 +131,8 @@ static ssize_t power_supply_show_property(struct device *dev,
dev_dbg(dev, "driver has no data for `%s' property\n",
else if (ret != -ENODEV && ret != -EAGAIN)
- dev_err(dev, "driver failed to report `%s' property: %zd\n",
+ dev_err_ratelimited(dev,
+ "driver failed to report `%s' property: %zd\n",
attr->, ret);
return ret;
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