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Subject[PATCH] fs: Allow splicing from character device
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Splicing from character devices should be enabled. It allows for
efficient (ZEROCOPY) bulk data tranfers from device.
---
fs/splice.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/splice.c b/fs/splice.c
index 4735defc46..306d11c5ea 100644
--- a/fs/splice.c
+++ b/fs/splice.c
@@ -920,7 +920,7 @@ ssize_t splice_direct_to_actor(struct file *in, struct splice_desc *sd,
* piped splicing for that!
*/
i_mode = file_inode(in)->i_mode;
- if (unlikely(!S_ISREG(i_mode) && !S_ISBLK(i_mode)))
+ if (unlikely(!S_ISREG(i_mode) && !S_ISBLK(i_mode) && !S_ISCHR(i_mode)))
return -EINVAL;

/*
--
2.24.1
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