[patch] add kdump_after_notifier
t-nagano at ah.jp.nec.com
Tue Aug 14 04:48:59 EDT 2007
Bernhard Walle wrote:
> * Takenori Nagano <t-nagano at ah.jp.nec.com> [2007-08-14 10:34]:
>> Vivek Goyal wrote:
>>> On Fri, Aug 03, 2007 at 02:05:47PM +1000, Keith Owens wrote:
>>> To sum up, couple of options come to mind.
>>> - Register all the RAS tools on die notifier and panic
>>> notifier lists with fairly high priority. Export list
>>> of RAS tools to user space and allow users to decide the
>>> order of execution and priority of RAS tools.
>>> - Create a separate RAS tool notifier list (ras_tool_notifer_list).
>>> All the RAS tools register on this list. This list gets priority
>>> over die or panic notifier list. User decides the oder of execution
>>> of RAS tools.
>>> Here assumption is that above list will not be exported to modules.
>>> All the RAS tools will be in kernel and they always get a priority
>>> to inspect an event.
>>> What do others think?
>> Very good idea. But there is a problem how to give default priority to RAS tools.
>> How about priority changeable notifier_list? User can change list order
>> dynamically if they want. Of course, we have to give highest priority to kdump
>> by default. It is very useful for users who want to use some RAS tools.
> I think that was the idea of the first “-” (“export list of RAS tools
> to user space”).
I think first idea is very good. How export the list? (sysfs? procfs?)
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