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authorJohannes Berg <johannes.berg@intel.com>2014-09-12 09:01:56 +0200
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2014-09-23 22:53:15 -0700
commit833c95456a70826d1384883b73fd23aff24d366f (patch)
treebe9235e0df06fdc85deb13d1193b6120ed7196bd /MAINTAINERS
parent00e262fd8744678262a0f662f1b5d45fc1f52e10 (diff)
downloadlinux-833c95456a70826d1384883b73fd23aff24d366f.tar.gz
device coredump: add new device coredump class
Many devices run firmware and/or complex hardware, and most of that can have bugs. When it misbehaves, however, it is often much harder to debug than software running on the host. Introduce a "device coredump" mechanism to allow dumping internal device/firmware state through a generalized mechanism. As devices are different and information needed can vary accordingly, this doesn't prescribe a file format - it just provides mechanism to get data to be able to capture it in a generalized way (e.g. in distributions.) The dumped data will be readable in sysfs in the virtual device's data file under /sys/class/devcoredump/devcd*/. Writing to it will free the data and remove the device, as does a 5-minute timeout. Note that generalized capturing of such data may result in privacy issues, so users generally need to be involved. In order to allow certain users/system integrators/... to disable the feature at all, introduce a Kconfig option to override the drivers that would like to have the feature. For now, this provides two ways of dumping data: 1) with a vmalloc'ed area, that is then given to the subsystem and freed after retrieval or timeout 2) with a generalized reader/free function method We could/should add more options, e.g. a list of pages, since the vmalloc area is very limited on some architectures. Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
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@@ -2859,6 +2859,13 @@ T: git git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/balbi/usb.git
S: Maintained
F: drivers/usb/dwc3/
+DEVICE COREDUMP (DEV_COREDUMP)
+M: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
+L: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
+S: Maintained
+F: drivers/base/devcoredump.c
+F: include/linux/devcoredump.h
+
DEVICE FREQUENCY (DEVFREQ)
M: MyungJoo Ham <myungjoo.ham@samsung.com>
M: Kyungmin Park <kyungmin.park@samsung.com>