From: Dmitry Torokhov on
Certain "parameters", such as acpica version and upcoming VMware Balloon
version, are need to be purely read-only. They are exported as
parameters so that they are visible in sysfs even in cases when the
module is built directly into the kernel, but their values should be
immutable. Specifying S_IRUGO takes care of sysfs interface, but it
has no effect on kernel command line or modprobe configuration files and
so these "parameters" attempt to omit set() method. Unfortunately
kernel expects set() to be always present and crashes if it is not
there, so let's add appropriate check.

Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dtor(a)>
kernel/params.c | 8 ++++----
1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/params.c b/kernel/params.c
index 0b30ecd..d0bb910 100644
--- a/kernel/params.c
+++ b/kernel/params.c
@@ -49,7 +49,7 @@ static inline int parameq(const char *input, const char *paramname)

static int parse_one(char *param,
char *val,
- struct kernel_param *params,
+ struct kernel_param *params,
unsigned num_params,
int (*handle_unknown)(char *param, char *val))
@@ -58,9 +58,9 @@ static int parse_one(char *param,
/* Find parameter */
for (i = 0; i < num_params; i++) {
if (parameq(param, params[i].name)) {
- DEBUGP("They are equal! Calling %p\n",
- params[i].set);
- return params[i].set(val, &params[i]);
+ DEBUGP("They are equal! set() is %p\n", params[i].set);
+ return params[i].set ?
+ params[i].set(val, &params[i]) : -EPERM;


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