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2012-09-06pstore/ftrace: Convert to its own enable/disable debugfs knobAnton Vorontsov1-0/+1
With this patch we no longer reuse function tracer infrastructure, now we register our own tracer back-end via a debugfs knob. It's a bit more code, but that is the only downside. On the bright side we have: - Ability to make persistent_ram module removable (when needed, we can move ftrace_ops struct into a module). Note that persistent_ram is still not removable for other reasons, but with this patch it's just one thing less to worry about; - Pstore part is more isolated from the generic function tracer. We tried it already by registering our own tracer in available_tracers, but that way we're loosing ability to see the traces while we record them to pstore. This solution is somewhere in the middle: we only register "internal ftracer" back-end, but not the "front-end"; - When there is only pstore tracing enabled, the kernel will only write to the pstore buffer, omitting function tracer buffer (which, of course, still can be enabled via 'echo function > current_tracer'). Suggested-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> Signed-off-by: Anton Vorontsov <anton.vorontsov@linaro.org>
2012-07-17pstore: Add persistent function tracingAnton Vorontsov1-0/+12
With this support kernel can save function call chain log into a persistent ram buffer that can be decoded and dumped after reboot through pstore filesystem. It can be used to determine what function was last called before a reset or panic. We store the log in a binary format and then decode it at read time. p.s. Mostly the code comes from trace_persistent.c driver found in the Android git tree, written by Colin Cross <ccross@android.com> (according to sign-off history). I reworked the driver a little bit, and ported it to pstore. Signed-off-by: Anton Vorontsov <anton.vorontsov@linaro.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
2012-06-13pstore: Add console log messages supportAnton Vorontsov1-0/+7
Pstore doesn't support logging kernel messages in run-time, it only dumps dmesg when kernel oopses/panics. This makes pstore useless for debugging hangs caused by HW issues or improper use of HW (e.g. weird device inserted -> driver tried to write a reserved bits -> SoC hanged. In that case we don't get any messages in the pstore. Therefore, let's add a runtime logging support: PSTORE_TYPE_CONSOLE. Signed-off-by: Anton Vorontsov <anton.vorontsov@linaro.org> Acked-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Acked-by: Colin Cross <ccross@android.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
2012-05-17staging: android: persistent_ram: Move to fs/pstore/ram_core.cAnton Vorontsov1-2/+5
This is a first step for adding ECC support for pstore RAM backend: we will use the persistent_ram routines, kindly provided by Google. Basically, persistent_ram is a set of helper routines to deal with the [optionally] ECC-protected persistent ram regions. A bit of Makefile, Kconfig and header files adjustments were needed because of the move. Signed-off-by: Anton Vorontsov <anton.vorontsov@linaro.org> Acked-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
2012-05-16ramoops: Move to fs/pstore/ram.cAnton Vorontsov1-0/+14
Since ramoops was converted to pstore, it has nothing to do with character devices nowadays. Instead, today it is just a RAM backend for pstore. The patch just moves things around. There are a few changes were needed because of the move: 1. Kconfig and Makefiles fixups, of course. 2. In pstore/ram.c we have to play a bit with MODULE_PARAM_PREFIX, this is needed to keep user experience the same as with ramoops driver (i.e. so that ramoops.foo kernel command line arguments would still work). Signed-off-by: Anton Vorontsov <anton.vorontsov@linaro.org> Acked-by: Marco Stornelli <marco.stornelli@gmail.com> Acked-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
2011-03-31Fix common misspellingsLucas De Marchi1-1/+1
Fixes generated by 'codespell' and manually reviewed. Signed-off-by: Lucas De Marchi <lucas.demarchi@profusion.mobi>
2010-12-28pstore: new filesystem interface to platform persistent storageTony Luck1-0/+13
Some platforms have a small amount of non-volatile storage that can be used to store information useful to diagnose the cause of a system crash. This is the generic part of a file system interface that presents information from the crash as a series of files in /dev/pstore. Once the information has been seen, the underlying storage is freed by deleting the files. Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>