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Date:	Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:18:06 +0530
From:	Aruna Balakrishnaiah <>
Subject: [PATCH] pstore: Fail to unlink if a driver has not defined

pstore_erase is used to erase the record from the persistent store.
So if a driver has not defined pstore_erase callback return
-EINVAL instead of unlinking a file as deleting the file without
erasing its record in persistent store will give a wrong impression
to customers.

Signed-off-by: Aruna Balakrishnaiah <>
 fs/pstore/inode.c |    2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/fs/pstore/inode.c b/fs/pstore/inode.c
index e4bcb2c..fa6339a 100644
--- a/fs/pstore/inode.c
+++ b/fs/pstore/inode.c
@@ -178,6 +178,8 @@ static int pstore_unlink(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *dentry)
 	if (p->psi->erase)
 		p->psi->erase(p->type, p->id, p->count,
 			      dentry->d_inode->i_ctime, p->psi);
+	else
+		return -EINVAL;
 	return simple_unlink(dir, dentry);

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