[PATCH] kdump, vmcoreinfo: Export sme_me_mask value to vmcoreinfo

Borislav Petkov bp at alien8.de
Wed Oct 31 03:10:54 PDT 2018


On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 10:47:48AM +0800, Dave Young wrote:
> It is a mist only a few kdump people know them, documenting them will help
> people to understand and review. It will also be clearer instead of
> digging into code?

Wholeheartedly agreed. Especially if people start using vmcoreinfo for
other stuff, like live debugging:

https://lkml.kernel.org/r/1540593788-28181-1-git-send-email-bhsharma@redhat.com

> The document can briefly explain what is vmcoreinfo, why we need it, and
> some background info.  Then list the exported values with some
> classifying by core kernel, arch related,  string or number etc.  For
> most of them like Baoquan said no need more explanation, but add
> explanations for something if needed like this sme mask.

And add explanations for *all* of them!

If this becomes an API, then it better be documented.

> But I think this can be done separately instead of blocking this patch.

We have three months to the next merge window - I'm sure you guys can do
both. :-)

-- 
Regards/Gruss,
    Boris.

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