Bug 135608 - [patch] sysctl(8) should be able to handle byte values
Summary: [patch] sysctl(8) should be able to handle byte values
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: kern (show other bugs)
Version: Unspecified
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs mailing list
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Reported: 2009-06-15 22:10 UTC by Kirill Stepanchuk
Modified: 2018-01-03 05:16 UTC (History)
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file.diff (2.13 KB, patch)
2009-06-15 22:10 UTC, Kirill Stepanchuk
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Description Kirill Stepanchuk 2009-06-15 22:10:06 UTC
Here is a patch to allow the sysctl interface to export byte values properly. This is sometimes needed if certain hardware needs to store a value as a byte in a struct. The sysctl interface would assume that the value is an 'int', with extraneous bits coming from neighbouring fields. This change adds a byte handler that internally converts unsigned bytes to ints, and then exports them to sysctl like a regular unsigned integer.

Fix: Patch attached with submission follows:
Comment 1 Bjoern A. Zeeb freebsd_committer 2009-06-17 15:28:37 UTC
Whomever will put that into the tree at one point (perhaps with a
consumer), needs to to the V_irtualizing first.

Bjoern A. Zeeb                      The greatest risk is not taking one.
Comment 2 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 08:00:58 UTC
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Status: In Progress Changed: (is less than) 2014-06-01

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