Re: [PATCH v2 3/3] efi: Add support for using efivars as a pstorebackend

From: Matthew Garrett
Date: Tue Jun 07 2011 - 16:55:24 EST

On Tue, Jun 07, 2011 at 01:52:32PM -0700, Luck, Tony wrote:

> It depends on your level of paranoia - and on what problems
> you think might occur. In an ideal world all the back-ends
> would work - and we'd just use one until it filled up, and
> then move to the next. in the real world one of the back-ends
> might just randomly hang the system - converting a crashing
> system into a hung system (which many people consider a more
> severe problem). Giving a user an opt-out method for a back-end
> looks good in that scenario.

Yeah. I guess the question then is whether the mediation should be in
pstore or at the platform backend level. strcmp in pstore_register seems
somehow fragile for this, but I guess it'd work?

Matthew Garrett | mjg59@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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