Re: [RFC] firmware coredump: add new firmware coredump class

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Wed Sep 03 2014 - 15:15:25 EST

On Wed, Sep 03, 2014 at 09:00:42PM +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-09-03 at 09:38 -0500, Seth Forshee wrote:
> > Overall I think this looks pretty sensible. The thing that worries me
> > though is firmware which might crash repeatedly in a short period of
> > time, resulting in a proliferation of coredumps and eating up all
> > available RAM. How about a limit of one active coredump per device or
> > something similar?
> Oh, right, I completely forgot about that. Not sure what context I can
> iterate the class device list, but worst case I have to add another
> list.

Before you add another device, walk the list of all devices of the class
to see if there is already a device with the same parent. If so, delete
that one and then continue and add the one you wanted to create.

> We likely want to store the first dump then, I suppose?

Or the last one? I don't know...

greg k-h
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