Re: [PATCH 08/11] ramoops: Move to fs/pstore/ram.c

From: Kees Cook
Date: Mon May 14 2012 - 17:34:21 EST

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 5:18 PM, Anton Vorontsov
<anton.vorontsov@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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 kernel command line arguments would still
>   work).
> Signed-off-by: Anton Vorontsov <anton.vorontsov@xxxxxxxxxx>

This consolidation seems good. I might prefer the move separated from
the changes, just to make review easier, but I have no idea what
that'll do to a bisect. :P

> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/fs/pstore/ram.c

"ram.ko" seems like an awfully generic modbule name. Should this be
called pstore_ram.* instead, like was done for the header file?

And unless anyone objects, I have no problem letting the built-in name
change too.

> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/include/linux/pstore_ram.h
> @@ -0,0 +1,17 @@
> +#ifndef __RAMOOPS_H
> +#define __RAMOOPS_H

This define should probably change just to avoid confusion.


Kees Cook
Chrome OS Security
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