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Old 08-15-2006, 05:03 AM   #1
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put_user doesn't pass the correct data

Writing a device driver for a ARM9 microcontroller: at last the driver can get the right data from the device. Verified with printk().
However passing the data to user-space with put_user() is giving problems. Basically the read function in the driver calls put_user() as follows:

unsigned char buf[BUF_SIZE];
for (i; i<BUF_SIZE; i++)
put_user(buf[i++], buf++);

And in user-space just read from file:

fp = open("/dev/device", O_RDWR);
read(fp, buf, 1)

I don't get the correct data in user-space. Looks more like pointer to uninitialized memory.

Anyone can tell me what I am doing wrong?



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