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From: Miquel Raynal <miquel.raynal@bootlin.com>
To: WeiXiong Liao <liaoweixiong@allwinnertech.com>
Cc: Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org>, Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at>,
	Anton Vorontsov <anton@enomsg.org>,
	linux-doc@vger.kernel.org,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org,
	Jonathan Cameron <Jonathan.Cameron@huawei.com>,
	Colin Cross <ccross@android.com>,
	Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab+samsung@kernel.org>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Vignesh Raghavendra <vigneshr@ti.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 11/11] mtd: new support oops logger based on pstore/blk
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:34:49 +0100
Message-ID: <20200218113449.5ac44955@xps13> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1581078355-19647-12-git-send-email-liaoweixiong@allwinnertech.com>

Hi WeiXiong,

WeiXiong Liao <liaoweixiong@allwinnertech.com> wrote on Fri,  7 Feb
2020 20:25:55 +0800:

> It's the last one of a series of patches for adaptive to MTD device.
> 
> The mtdpstore is similar to mtdoops but more powerful. It bases on
> pstore/blk, aims to store panic and oops logs to a flash partition,
> where it can be read back as files after mounting pstore filesystem.
> 
> The pstore/blk and blkoops, a wrapper for pstore/blk, are designed for
> block device at the very beginning, but now, compatible to not only
> block device. After this series of patches, pstore/blk can also work
> for MTD device. To make it work, 'blkdev' on kconfig or module
> parameter of blkoops should be set as mtd device name or mtd number.
> See more about pstore/blk and blkoops on:
>     Documentation/admin-guide/pstore-block.rst
> 
> Why do we need mtdpstore?
> 1. repetitive jobs between pstore and mtdoops
>    Both of pstore and mtdoops do the same jobs that store panic/oops log.
>    They have much similar logic that register to kmsg dumper and store
>    log to several chunks one by one.
> 2. do what a driver should do
>    To me, a driver should provide methods instead of policies. What MTD
>    should do is to provide read/write/erase operations, geting rid of codes
>    about chunk management, kmsg dumper and configuration.
> 3. enhanced feature
>    Not only store log, but also show it as files.
>    Not only log, but also trigger time and trigger count.
>    Not only panic/oops log, but also log recorder for pmsg, console and
>    ftrace in the future.
> 
> Signed-off-by: WeiXiong Liao <liaoweixiong@allwinnertech.com>

Acked-by: Miquel Raynal <miquel.raynal@bootlin.com>

Richard, your PoV on this is welcome.

I suppose this patch depends on the others to work correctly so maybe
we should wait the next release before applying it.

Thanks,
Miquèl

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Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-07 12:25 [PATCH v2 00/11] pstore: mtd: support crash log to block and mtd device WeiXiong Liao
2020-02-07 12:25 ` [PATCH v2 01/11] pstore/blk: new support logger for block devices WeiXiong Liao
2020-02-26  0:52   ` Kees Cook
2020-02-27  8:21     ` liaoweixiong
2020-03-18 17:23       ` Kees Cook
2020-03-20  1:50         ` WeiXiong Liao
2020-03-20 18:20           ` Kees Cook
2020-03-22 10:28             ` WeiXiong Liao
2020-03-09  0:52     ` WeiXiong Liao
2020-02-07 12:25 ` [PATCH v2 02/11] blkoops: add blkoops, a warpper for pstore/blk WeiXiong Liao
2020-03-18 18:06   ` Kees Cook
2020-03-22 10:00     ` WeiXiong Liao
2020-03-22 15:44       ` Kees Cook
2020-02-07 12:25 ` [PATCH v2 03/11] pstore/blk: blkoops: support pmsg recorder WeiXiong Liao
2020-03-18 18:13   ` Kees Cook
2020-03-22 11:14     ` WeiXiong Liao
2020-03-22 15:59       ` Kees Cook
2020-02-07 12:25 ` [PATCH v2 04/11] pstore/blk: blkoops: support console recorder WeiXiong Liao
2020-03-18 18:16   ` Kees Cook
2020-03-22 11:35     ` WeiXiong Liao
2020-02-07 12:25 ` [PATCH v2 05/11] pstore/blk: blkoops: support ftrace recorder WeiXiong Liao
2020-03-18 18:19   ` Kees Cook
2020-03-22 11:42     ` WeiXiong Liao
2020-03-22 15:16       ` Kees Cook
2020-02-07 12:25 ` [PATCH v2 06/11] Documentation: pstore/blk: blkoops: create document for pstore_blk WeiXiong Liao
2020-03-18 18:31   ` Kees Cook
2020-03-22 12:20     ` WeiXiong Liao
2020-02-07 12:25 ` [PATCH v2 07/11] pstore/blk: skip broken zone for mtd device WeiXiong Liao
2020-03-18 18:35   ` Kees Cook
2020-03-22 12:27     ` WeiXiong Liao
2020-02-07 12:25 ` [PATCH v2 08/11] blkoops: respect for device to pick recorders WeiXiong Liao
2020-03-18 18:42   ` Kees Cook
2020-03-22 13:06     ` WeiXiong Liao
2020-02-07 12:25 ` [PATCH v2 09/11] pstore/blk: blkoops: support special removing jobs for dmesg WeiXiong Liao
2020-03-18 18:47   ` Kees Cook
2020-03-22 13:03     ` WeiXiong Liao
2020-02-07 12:25 ` [PATCH v2 10/11] blkoops: add interface for dirver to get information of blkoops WeiXiong Liao
2020-02-07 12:25 ` [PATCH v2 11/11] mtd: new support oops logger based on pstore/blk WeiXiong Liao
2020-02-18 10:34   ` Miquel Raynal [this message]
2020-02-19  1:13     ` liaoweixiong
2020-03-18 18:57   ` Kees Cook
2020-03-22 13:51     ` WeiXiong Liao
2020-03-22 15:13       ` Kees Cook

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