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Date:	Sat, 2 Nov 2013 12:28:19 +0000
From:	Seiji Aguchi <seiji.aguchi@....com>
To:	Tony Luck <tony.luck@...il.com>
CC:	Richard Weinberger <richard@....at>, Madper Xie <cxie@...hat.com>,
	"matt.fleming@...el.com" <matt.fleming@...el.com>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Linux EFI <linux-efi@...r.kernel.org>,
	谢成骏 <bbboson@...il.com>
Subject: RE: [PATCH] Make efi-pstore return a unique id

> How does efivars backend handle "unlink(2)" in the pstore file system.
> pstore will call the backend->erase function passing the "id".  The
> backend should then erase the right record from persistent storage.
> 
> With the  ((timestamp * 100 + part) * 100 + count function - you can
> easily reverse it to find timestamp, part and count - would that make life
> easier for the backend to find the record to be erased?  If you use a
> hash function you will need to check each record and compute the
> hash to see if it matches (probably not a big deal because the backend
> will generally only hold a handful of records).

By generating the id in  efi_pstore_write(), and using it to a variable name,
It works at an erasing time as well.

The root cause of this problem is that efivars used "part" as id.
It was a wrong way. So, we should not keep it.

Seiji


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