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Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2023 17:04:59 +0530
From: Pavan Kondeti <quic_pkondeti@...cinc.com>
To: Mukesh Ojha <quic_mojha@...cinc.com>
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Subject: Re: [Patch v6 10/12] pstore/ram: Add dynamic ramoops region support
 through commandline

On Sat, Nov 25, 2023 at 03:49:53AM +0530, Mukesh Ojha wrote:
> The reserved memory region for ramoops is assumed to be at a fixed
> and known location when read from the devicetree. This may not be
> required for something like Qualcomm's minidump which is interested
> in knowing addresses of ramoops region but it does not put hard
> requirement of address being fixed as most of it's SoC does not
> support warm reset and does not use pstorefs at all instead it has
> firmware way of collecting ramoops region if it gets to know the
> address and register it with apss minidump table which is sitting
> in shared memory region in DDR and firmware will have access to
> these table during reset and collects it on crash of SoC.
> 
> So, add the support of reserving ramoops region to be dynamically
> allocated early during boot if it is request through command line
> via 'dyn_ramoops_size=<size>' and fill up reserved resource structure
> and export the structure, so that it can be read by ramoops driver.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Mukesh Ojha <quic_mojha@...cinc.com>
> ---
>  Documentation/admin-guide/ramoops.rst |  7 ++++
>  fs/pstore/Kconfig                     | 15 +++++++++
>  fs/pstore/ram.c                       | 62 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
>  include/linux/pstore_ram.h            |  5 +++
>  init/main.c                           |  2 ++
>  5 files changed, 87 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/ramoops.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/ramoops.rst
> index e9f85142182d..af737adbf079 100644
> --- a/Documentation/admin-guide/ramoops.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/ramoops.rst
> @@ -33,6 +33,13 @@ memory are implementation defined, and won't work on many ARMs such as omaps.
>  Setting ``mem_type=2`` attempts to treat the memory region as normal memory,
>  which enables full cache on it. This can improve the performance.
>  
> +Ramoops memory region can also be allocated dynamically for a special case where
> +there is no requirement to access the logs from pstorefs on next boot instead there
> +is separate backend mechanism like minidump present which has awareness about the
> +dynamic ramoops region and can recover the logs. This is enabled via command line
> +parameter ``dyn_ramoops_size=<size>`` and should not be used in absence of
> +separate backend which knows how to recover this dynamic region.
> +
>  The memory area is divided into ``record_size`` chunks (also rounded down to
>  power of two) and each kmesg dump writes a ``record_size`` chunk of
>  information.
> diff --git a/fs/pstore/Kconfig b/fs/pstore/Kconfig
> index 3acc38600cd1..e13e53d7a225 100644
> --- a/fs/pstore/Kconfig
> +++ b/fs/pstore/Kconfig
> @@ -81,6 +81,21 @@ config PSTORE_RAM
>  
>  	  For more information, see Documentation/admin-guide/ramoops.rst.
>  
> +config PSTORE_DYNAMIC_RAMOOPS_REGION_RESERVATION
> +	bool "Reserve ramoops region dynamically"
> +	select PSTORE_RAM
> +	help
> +	  This enables the dynamic reservation of ramoops region for a special case
> +	  where there is no requirement to access the logs from pstorefs on next boot
> +	  instead there is separate backend mechanism like minidump present which has
> +	  awareness about the dynamic ramoops region and can recover the logs. This is
> +	  enabled via command line parameter dyn_ramoops_size=<size> and should not be
> +	  used in absence of separate backend which knows how to recover this dynamic
> +	  region.
> +
> +	  Note whenever this config is selected ramoops driver will be build statically
> +	  into kernel.
> +

Is there any advantage if we decouple this memory reservation from
pstore ram so that pstore ram can still be compiled as module? Asking
because you explicitly mentioned this limitation.

>  config PSTORE_ZONE
>  	tristate
>  	depends on PSTORE
> diff --git a/fs/pstore/ram.c b/fs/pstore/ram.c
> index 88b34fdbf759..a6c0da8cfdd4 100644
> --- a/fs/pstore/ram.c
> +++ b/fs/pstore/ram.c
> @@ -20,6 +20,7 @@
>  #include <linux/compiler.h>
>  #include <linux/of.h>
>  #include <linux/of_address.h>
> +#include <linux/memblock.h>
>  #include <linux/mm.h>
>  
>  #include "internal.h"
> @@ -103,6 +104,55 @@ struct ramoops_context {
>  };
>  
>  static struct platform_device *dummy;
> +static int dyn_ramoops_size;
> +/* Location of the reserved area for the dynamic ramoops */
> +static struct resource dyn_ramoops_res = {
> +	.name  = "ramoops",
> +	.start = 0,
> +	.end   = 0,
> +	.flags = IORESOURCE_BUSY | IORESOURCE_SYSTEM_RAM,
> +	.desc  = IORES_DESC_NONE,
> +};
> +
> +static int __init parse_dyn_ramoops_size(char *p)
> +{
> +	char *tmp;
> +
> +	dyn_ramoops_size = memparse(p, &tmp);
> +	if (p == tmp) {
> +		pr_err("ramoops: memory size expected\n");
> +		return -EINVAL;
> +	}
> +
> +	return 0;
> +}
> +early_param("dyn_ramoops_size", parse_dyn_ramoops_size);

should not this code be under
CONFIG_PSTORE_DYNAMIC_RAMOOPS_REGION_RESERVATION?

> +
> +#ifdef CONFIG_PSTORE_DYNAMIC_RAMOOPS_REGION_RESERVATION
> +/*
> + * setup_dynamic_ramoops() - reserves memory for dynamic ramoops
> + *
> + * This enable dynamic reserve memory support for ramoops through
> + * command line.
> + */
> +void __init setup_dynamic_ramoops(void)
> +{
> +	unsigned long long ramoops_base;
> +	unsigned long long ramoops_size;
> +
> +	ramoops_base = memblock_phys_alloc_range(dyn_ramoops_size, SMP_CACHE_BYTES,
> +						 0, MEMBLOCK_ALLOC_NOLEAKTRACE);
> +	if (!ramoops_base) {
> +		pr_err("cannot allocate ramoops dynamic memory (size:0x%llx).\n",
> +			ramoops_size);
> +		return;
> +	}

This error needs to be propagated to ramoops_register_dummy() since it
rely on !dyn_ramoops_size . one way is to set dyn_ramoops_size to 0.

> +
> +	dyn_ramoops_res.start = ramoops_base;
> +	dyn_ramoops_res.end = ramoops_base + dyn_ramoops_size - 1;
> +	insert_resource(&iomem_resource, &dyn_ramoops_res);
> +}
> +#endif
>  
>  static int ramoops_pstore_open(struct pstore_info *psi)
>  {
> @@ -915,14 +965,18 @@ static void __init ramoops_register_dummy(void)
>  
>  	/*
>  	 * Prepare a dummy platform data structure to carry the module
> -	 * parameters. If mem_size isn't set, then there are no module
> -	 * parameters, and we can skip this.
> +	 * parameters. If mem_size isn't set, check for dynamic ramoops
> +	 * size and use if it is set.
>  	 */
> -	if (!mem_size)
> +	if (!mem_size && !dyn_ramoops_size)
>  		return;
>  

If mem_size and dyn_ramoops_size are set, you are taking
dyn_ramoops_size precedence here. The comment is a bit confusing, pls
review it once.

> -	pr_info("using module parameters\n");
> +	if (dyn_ramoops_size) {
> +		mem_size = dyn_ramoops_size;
> +		mem_address = dyn_ramoops_res.start;
> +	}
>  

Overall it Looks good to me. Thanks.

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