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pstore: Don't allow high traffic options on fragile devices

Some pstore backing devices use on board flash as persistent
storage. These have limited numbers of write cycles so it
is a poor idea to use them from high frequency operations.

Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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Luck, Tony authored and torvalds committed Dec 18, 2013
1 parent eaadcfe commit df36ac1bc2a166eef90785d584e4cfed6f52bd32
Showing with 10 additions and 2 deletions.
  1. +1 −0 drivers/acpi/apei/erst.c
  2. +1 −0 drivers/firmware/efi/efi-pstore.c
  3. +5 −2 fs/pstore/platform.c
  4. +3 −0 include/linux/pstore.h
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@@ -942,6 +942,7 @@ static int erst_clearer(enum pstore_type_id type, u64 id, int count,
static struct pstore_info erst_info = {
.owner = THIS_MODULE,
.name = "erst",
+ .flags = PSTORE_FLAGS_FRAGILE,
.open = erst_open_pstore,
.close = erst_close_pstore,
.read = erst_reader,
@@ -356,6 +356,7 @@ static int efi_pstore_erase(enum pstore_type_id type, u64 id, int count,
static struct pstore_info efi_pstore_info = {
.owner = THIS_MODULE,
.name = "efi",
+ .flags = PSTORE_FLAGS_FRAGILE,
.open = efi_pstore_open,
.close = efi_pstore_close,
.read = efi_pstore_read,
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@@ -443,8 +443,11 @@ int pstore_register(struct pstore_info *psi)
pstore_get_records(0);
kmsg_dump_register(&pstore_dumper);
- pstore_register_console();
- pstore_register_ftrace();
+
+ if ((psi->flags & PSTORE_FLAGS_FRAGILE) == 0) {
+ pstore_register_console();
+ pstore_register_ftrace();
+ }
if (pstore_update_ms >= 0) {
pstore_timer.expires = jiffies +
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@@ -51,6 +51,7 @@ struct pstore_info {
char *buf;
size_t bufsize;
struct mutex read_mutex; /* serialize open/read/close */
+ int flags;
int (*open)(struct pstore_info *psi);
int (*close)(struct pstore_info *psi);
ssize_t (*read)(u64 *id, enum pstore_type_id *type,
@@ -70,6 +71,8 @@ struct pstore_info {
void *data;
};
+#define PSTORE_FLAGS_FRAGILE 1
+
#ifdef CONFIG_PSTORE
extern int pstore_register(struct pstore_info *);
extern bool pstore_cannot_block_path(enum kmsg_dump_reason reason);

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