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Date:   Fri, 3 May 2019 11:37:51 -0700
From:   Douglas Anderson <dianders@...omium.org>
To:     Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>, stable@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "Joel Fernandes (Google)" <joel@...lfernandes.org>,
        Sai Prakash Ranjan <saiprakash.ranjan@...eaurora.org>,
        Guenter Roeck <linux@...ck-us.net>,
        Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>,
        Anton Vorontsov <anton@...msg.org>,
        Colin Cross <ccross@...roid.com>,
        Tony Luck <tony.luck@...el.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH pstore-next v2 2/4] pstore: Allocate compression during late_initcall()

Hi,

On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 11:56 AM Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org> wrote:
>
> From: "Joel Fernandes (Google)" <joel@...lfernandes.org>
>
> ramoops's call of pstore_register() was recently moved to run during
> late_initcall() because the crypto backend may not have been ready during
> postcore_initcall(). This meant early-boot crash dumps were not getting
> caught by pstore any more.
>
> Instead, lets allow calls to pstore_register() earlier, and once crypto
> is ready we can initialize the compression.
>
> Reported-by: Sai Prakash Ranjan <saiprakash.ranjan@...eaurora.org>
> Signed-off-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel@...lfernandes.org>
> Tested-by: Sai Prakash Ranjan <saiprakash.ranjan@...eaurora.org>
> Fixes: cb3bee0369bc ("pstore: Use crypto compress API")
> [kees: trivial rebase]
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
> ---
>  fs/pstore/platform.c | 10 +++++++++-
>  fs/pstore/ram.c      |  2 +-
>  2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

I'd propose that these three patches:

95047b0519c1 pstore: Refactor compression initialization
416031653eb5 pstore: Allocate compression during late_initcall()
cb095afd4476 pstore: Centralize init/exit routines

Get sent to linux-stable.  Specifically I'll mention that 4.19 needs
it.  IMO the regression of pstore not catching early boot crashes is
pretty serious IMO.

Thanks!

-Doug

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