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2014-12-11pstore-ram: Allow optional mapping with pgprot_noncachedTony Lindgren1-2/+11
On some ARMs the memory can be mapped pgprot_noncached() and still be working for atomic operations. As pointed out by Colin Cross <ccross@android.com>, in some cases you do want to use pgprot_noncached() if the SoC supports it to see a debug printk just before a write hanging the system. On ARMs, the atomic operations on strongly ordered memory are implementation defined. So let's provide an optional kernel parameter for configuring pgprot_noncached(), and use pgprot_writecombine() by default. Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> Cc: Rob Herring <robherring2@gmail.com> Cc: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org> Cc: Anton Vorontsov <anton@enomsg.org> Cc: Colin Cross <ccross@android.com> Cc: Olof Johansson <olof@lixom.net> Cc: Russell King <linux@arm.linux.org.uk> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org Acked-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Signed-off-by: Tony Lindgren <tony@atomide.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
2012-09-06pstore/ftrace: Convert to its own enable/disable debugfs knobAnton Vorontsov1-3/+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/ram: Add ftrace messages handlingAnton Vorontsov1-0/+25
The ftrace log size is configurable via ramoops.ftrace_size module option, and the log itself is available via <pstore-mount>/ftrace-ramoops file. Signed-off-by: Anton Vorontsov <anton.vorontsov@linaro.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
2012-06-13pstore/ram: Add some more documentation and examplesAnton Vorontsov1-0/+14
Suggested-by: Shuah Khan <shuahkhan@gmail.com> 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>
2012-05-17pstore/ram: Add ECC supportAnton Vorontsov1-0/+6
This is now straightforward: just introduce a module parameter and pass the needed value to persistent_ram_new(). 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>
2012-05-16ramoops: Move to fs/pstore/ram.cAnton Vorontsov1-1/+1
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>
2012-05-16ramoops: use pstore interfaceKees Cook1-4/+4
Instead of using /dev/mem directly and forcing userspace to know (or extract) where the platform has defined persistent memory, how many slots it has, the sizes, etc, use the common pstore infrastructure to handle Oops gathering and extraction. This presents a much easier to use filesystem-based view to the memory region. This also means that any other tools that are written to understand pstore will automatically be able to process ramoops too. Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Cc: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com> Cc: Marco Stornelli <marco.stornelli@gmail.com> Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> Cc: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
2011-08-13Documentation: add Ramoops usage descriptionSergiu Iordache1-0/+76
Add a documentation file describing the usage of Ramoops Signed-off-by: Sergiu Iordache <sergiu@chromium.org> Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

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