Re: [patch 1/3] efivars driver update and move

From: Matt Domsch <Matt_Domsch_at_dell.com>
Date: 2004-04-24 13:41:09
On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 05:29:45PM -0500, Matt Domsch wrote:

> Trying these against 2.6.5 + ia64 patch, with efibootmgr-0.5.2-test2.
> 
> Works: reading, deleting values.
> Doesn't work:  creating and editing values
> 
> I note that efibootmgr prints out a warning when it can't read
> nonexistant variables, like BootNext.  I'll remove that warning.
> 
> It's likely a bug in efibootmgr, as this is the first time I've tried
> the sysfs side of things.  If you're in a position to help debug, I'd
> appreciate it.

In fact, it *was* a bug in efibootmgr.  Here's the patch to fix it... 

There's also a bug in efivars.c:efivar_delete(), this one-liner should fix it.

--- linux-2.6.5/drivers/firmware/efivars.c      2004-04-24 06:58:08.000000000 -0400
+++ linux-2.6.5.mld/drivers/firmware/efivars.c  2004-04-24 12:09:28.099545422 -0400
@@ -532,7 +532,7 @@ efivar_delete(struct subsystem *sub, con
        efivar_unregister(search_efivar);
  
        /* It's dead Jim.... */
-       return status;
+       return size;
 }


-- 
Matt Domsch
Sr. Software Engineer, Lead Engineer
Dell Linux Solutions linux.dell.com & www.dell.com/linux
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diff -urNp --exclude='*~' efibootmgr-0.5.0-test2.orig/src/lib/efi.c efibootmgr-0.5.0-test2/src/lib/efi.c
--- efibootmgr-0.5.0-test2.orig/src/lib/efi.c	2003-09-07 00:24:18.000000000 -0400
+++ efibootmgr-0.5.0-test2/src/lib/efi.c	2004-04-24 12:15:25.375908233 -0400
@@ -166,7 +166,7 @@ create_or_edit_variable(efi_variable_t *
 	memcpy(&testvar, var, sizeof(*var));
 	variable_to_name(var, name);
 
-	if (read_variable(name, &testvar))
+	if (read_variable(name, &testvar) == EFI_SUCCESS)
 		return edit_variable(var);
 	else
 		return create_variable(var);
diff -urNp --exclude='*~' efibootmgr-0.5.0-test2.orig/src/lib/efivars_sysfs.c efibootmgr-0.5.0-test2/src/lib/efivars_sysfs.c
--- efibootmgr-0.5.0-test2.orig/src/lib/efivars_sysfs.c	2003-09-07 00:21:37.000000000 -0400
+++ efibootmgr-0.5.0-test2/src/lib/efivars_sysfs.c	2004-04-24 12:35:38.207924626 -0400
@@ -49,8 +49,6 @@ sysfs_read_variable(const char *name, ef
 	snprintf(filename, PATH_MAX-1, "%s/%s/raw_var", SYSFS_DIR_EFI_VARS,name);
 	fd = open(filename, O_RDONLY);
 	if (fd == -1) {
-		sprintf(buffer, "sysfs_read_variable():open(%s)", filename);
-		perror(buffer);
 		return EFI_NOT_FOUND;
 	}
 	readsize = read(fd, var, sizeof(*var));
@@ -74,8 +72,6 @@ sysfs_write_variable(const char *filenam
 
 	fd = open(filename, O_WRONLY);
 	if (fd == -1) {
-		sprintf(buffer, "sysfs_write_variable():open(%s)", filename);
-		perror(buffer);
 		return EFI_INVALID_PARAMETER;
 	}
 	writesize = write(fd, var, sizeof(*var));

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