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Date:	Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:47:01 +0800
From:	Liu hua <>
To:	"Luck, Tony" <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>
CC:	Wang Nan <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: Should Pstore(ramoops) records customized information?

On 2014/6/20 7:42, Luck, Tony wrote:

>> BTW, I note that "extern struct pstore_info *psinfo" locates in
>> fs/pstore/internal.h. So users out of directory "fs/pstore/" can not use pstore to
>> record messages. We do not want other kernel users to use pstore, right?  And can we
>> break this?
> Yes we can make some interface visible to the rest of the kernel ... probably
> not the raw "*psinfo" though. Perhaps the pstore_alloc_ring_buffer() and
> pstore_write_ring_buffer() functions should be the ones exported to the
> rest of the kernel.
>> ditoo.. Since other backends like efi and erst may can not privide such ring buffer.
>> So pstore_alloc_ring_buffer should be a funciton pointer of pstore_info struct.
> Yes - that allows less capable backend like ERST and efivars to not provide the
> service.  Since it becomes internal, you can drop the "pstore_" prefix.  E.g.
> something like:
> int pstore_alloc_ring_buffer(char *name, int size)
> {
> 	return psinfo->alloc_ring_buffer(name, size);
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(pstore_alloc_ring_buffer);
> ... and you have to find/make some global header for the "extern" declaration.

I will make these RFC patch series according to our discussion. Thanks you very to
valuable advice.

Liu Hua

> -Tony

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