Re: [PATCH v1 6/6] driver: Google Memory Console

From: Greg KH
Date: Mon Jan 24 2011 - 20:59:41 EST

On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 04:25:05PM -0800, Mike Waychison wrote:
> This patch introduces the 'memconsole' driver.
> Our firmware gives us access to an in-memory log of the firmware's
> output. This gives us visibility in a data-center of headless machines
> as to what the firmware is doing.
> The memory console is found by the driver by finding a header block in
> the EBDA. The buffer is then copied out, and is currently prepended
> to the kernel's dmesg ring-buffer.

Why does this have to be the first thing in the dmesg buffer?
What's wrong with it showing up whenever this driver is loaded like all
other drivers?


greg k-h
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