[PATCH] mtd: set mtd partition panic write flag

Richard Weinberger richard at nod.at
Tue Nov 5 15:03:42 PST 2019

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> Von: "Miquel Raynal" <miquel.raynal at bootlin.com>
> An: "Kamal Dasu" <kdasu.kdev at gmail.com>
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> "linux-kernel" <linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org>, "David Woodhouse" <dwmw2 at infradead.org>, "Brian Norris"
> <computersforpeace at gmail.com>, "Marek Vasut" <marek.vasut at gmail.com>, "richard" <richard at nod.at>, "Vignesh Raghavendra"
> <vigneshr at ti.com>
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 5. November 2019 20:03:44
> Betreff: Re: [PATCH] mtd: set mtd partition panic write flag

> Hi Kamal,
> Richard, something to look into below :)

I'm still recovering from a bad cold. So my brain is not fully working ;)
> Kamal Dasu <kdasu.kdev at gmail.com> wrote on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:32:52
> -0400:
>> Check mtd panic write flag and set the mtd partition panic
>> write flag so that low level drivers can use it to take
>> required action to ensure oops data gets written to assigned
>> mtd partition.
> I feel there is something wrong with the current implementation
> regarding partitions but I am not sure this is the right fix. Is this
> something you detected with some kind of static checker or did you
> actually experience an issue?
> In the commit log you say "check mtd (I suppose you mean the
> master) panic write flag and set the mtd partition panic write flag"
> which makes sense, but in reality my understanding is that you do the
> opposite: you check mtd->oops_panic_write which is the partitions'
> structure, and set part->parent->oops_panic_write which is the master's
> flag.

IIUC the problem happens when you run mtdoops on a mtd partition.
The the flag is only set for the partition instead for the master.

So the right fix would be setting the parent's oops_panic_write in
Then we don't have to touch mtdpart.c


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