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Google Summer of Code 2014 The Linux Foundation

Linux kernel revoke support for character-devices

by David Herrmann for The Linux Foundation

This project provides the basic building-block to revoke files in the linux kernel. This can be used to implement revoke-like syscalls and file-operations, but focus will be on unifying the helpers of various device-drivers used to implement device-unplugging. Generic revoke() support on any file is not intended, but left for future work.