Re: [PATCH] Make efi-pstore return a unique id
From: Madper Xie
Date: Fri Nov 01 2013 - 21:15:59 EST
> Am 01.11.2013 20:22, schrieb Seiji Aguchi:
>>>>> + char id_str;
>>>>> + u64 id = 0;
>>>>> + sprintf(id_str, "%lu%u%d", timestamp, part, count);
>>>>> + if (kstrtoull(id_str, 10, &id))
>>>>> + pr_warn("efi-pstore: failed to generate id\n");
>>>>> + return id;
>>>> This is just odd. You make a string from three ints and then a parse
>>>> it to a int again.
>>> Agreed. I liked your ((timestamp * 100 + part) * 100 + count function much
>>> more than this.
>> I was worried that the part and count could be more than 100.
>> If it happens, the id may not be unique...
>> But, currently, size of nvram storage is limited, so it is a corner case.
>> I respect your opinion.
Is it really safe? for now I have more than 100 entries:
[root@dhcp-13-41 rhel6]# ls -l /dev/pstore/ | wc -l
The maximum part of my records is 16. But I not sure if overflow will
happen in some special case, like a very long dmesg output. or a server
never reboot, and too many warnings make count++...
So is it necessary to check count < 100 or 100 =< count < 1000 ?
> What about feeding the bytes of all three integers into a non-cryptographic hash function?
> Using this way you get a cheap unique id.
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