[PATCH 1/2] mtdoops: do not schedule work if we are going to die

Simon Kagstrom simon.kagstrom at netinsight.net
Fri Oct 2 10:40:49 EDT 2009

On Fri, 02 Oct 2009 17:30:51 +0300
Aaro Koskinen <aaro.koskinen at nokia.com> wrote:

> > I also get problems when mtd->read is called from mtdoops_inc_counter,
> > so my patch also skips this if we have panic_on_oops set (there is also
> > no point since the board will hang / be restarted after that).
> I think you need to call it, otherwise the ready flag does not get set and
> you may loose some messages? Which driver you are using? The second patch
> I sent for OMAP addressed this problem, basically the driver should know we
> are in oops and rely on very minimal functionality in read/write.

Well, the counter will be updated on the next boot anyway by
find_next_position. mtdoops_inc_counter just positions it at the next
block and (if needed) erases that. So not calling it will just delay
the initialization to the next boot.

I did consider putting mtdoops_inc_counter on a work queue, but I think
it's overkill in this case (since it probably won't get called anyway
by the panic).

I'm using it on an OpenRD base board, with a NAND flash (using the
functions in nand_base.c). I've patched the NAND driver with Edgars
implementation of panic_write from here:


I think your second patch is good to have anyway.

// Simon

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