[PATCH v3 1/2] mtd: Add flag to indicate panic_write

Richard Weinberger richard.weinberger at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 15:15:14 PDT 2019


On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 10:08 AM Richard Weinberger
<richard.weinberger at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 6:42 PM Kamal Dasu <kdasu.kdev at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Added a flag to indicate a panic_write so that low level drivers can
> > use it to take required action where applicable, to ensure oops data
> > gets written to assigned mtd device.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Kamal Dasu <kdasu.kdev at gmail.com>
> > ---
> >  drivers/mtd/mtdcore.c   | 3 +++
> >  include/linux/mtd/mtd.h | 6 ++++++
> >  2 files changed, 9 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/mtd/mtdcore.c b/drivers/mtd/mtdcore.c
> > index 76b4264..a83decd 100644
> > --- a/drivers/mtd/mtdcore.c
> > +++ b/drivers/mtd/mtdcore.c
> > @@ -1138,6 +1138,9 @@ int mtd_panic_write(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t to, size_t len, size_t *retlen,
> >                 return -EROFS;
> >         if (!len)
> >                 return 0;
> > +       if (!mtd->oops_panic_write)
> > +               mtd->oops_panic_write = true;
> > +
>
> You can set the flag unconditionally.
> If it is set, it will stay so, and setting it again, won't hurt.
>
> >         return mtd->_panic_write(mtd, to, len, retlen, buf);
> >  }
> >  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(mtd_panic_write);
> > diff --git a/include/linux/mtd/mtd.h b/include/linux/mtd/mtd.h
> > index 677768b..791c34d 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/mtd/mtd.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/mtd/mtd.h
> > @@ -330,6 +330,12 @@ struct mtd_info {
> >         int (*_get_device) (struct mtd_info *mtd);
> >         void (*_put_device) (struct mtd_info *mtd);
> >
> > +       /*
> > +        * flag indicates a panic write, low level drivers can take appropriate
> > +        * action if required to ensure writes go through
> > +        */
> > +       bool oops_panic_write;
> > +
>
> Maybe we find a better name for it.
> panic_write_triggered?

ping?
I'm happy with the overall approach.
So let's target the upcoming merge window.
Can you please sort my two comments out? :-)

-- 
Thanks,
//richard



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