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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 07/16] debugfs: Add signed versions of debugfs_create_u32/64 helpers
On Sun, Feb 27, 2022 at 08:55:59PM +0000, Cristian Marussi wrote:
> Add a few helpers to deal with signed values integers; built on existing
> debugfs internal helpers as the existing unsigned functions already do.
> Make the simple_attr_write() internal helper detect the sign of the
> requested set operation from the related format string: this is needed
> to be able to properly parse negatively signed input strings.
> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
> Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
> Cc: Alexander Viro <>
> Signed-off-by: Cristian Marussi <>
> ---
> Note that in the rest of the series I do NOT need the s64 WRITE/SET
> operations, that required the more invasive simple_attr_write() change,
> but it seemed odd to implement a get only debug_create_s32/64 API.

Let's wait to add them when we have a need for them with a in-kernel
user. Otherwise I'll just end up removing them eventually when I sweep
for "is this used" cleanups.


greg k-h

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