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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2] MTD: Add UBI reboot notifier
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FYI, I do not like this patch, because it is not solving the problem, it
just makes the problem less likely. I.e., you are still screwed if you
reboot while some other task is doing erasure. Indeed, the background
thread is not the only task which may do erases.

I'm not going to revert this patch, but wanted to let you know that I
think it was my mistake to push it.

On Tue, 2009-06-09 at 10:59 -0700, Kevin Cernekee wrote:
> Terminate the UBI background thread prior to restarting the system.
>
> Changes from v1:
>
> Add ubi_sync() at the end, to make sure the underlying MTD device has
> synchronized its buffers.
>
> Clean up comments and formatting.
>
> Signed-off-by: Kevin Cernekee <kpc.mtd@gmail.com>
> ---
> drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c | 30 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> drivers/mtd/ubi/ubi.h | 3 +++
> 2 files changed, 33 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c b/drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c
> index 4048db8..18b42c9 100644
> --- a/drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c
> +++ b/drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c
> @@ -41,6 +41,7 @@
> #include <linux/miscdevice.h>
> #include <linux/log2.h>
> #include <linux/kthread.h>
> +#include <linux/reboot.h>
> #include "ubi.h"
>
> /* Maximum length of the 'mtd=' parameter */
> @@ -726,6 +727,29 @@ static int autoresize(struct ubi_device *ubi, int vol_id)
> }
>
> /**
> + * ubi_reboot_notifier - halt UBI transactions immediately prior to a reboot.
> + * @n: reboot notifier object
> + * @state: SYS_RESTART, SYS_HALT, or SYS_POWER_OFF
> + * @cmd: pointer to command string for RESTART2
> + *
> + * This function stops the UBI background thread so that the flash device
> + * remains quiescent when Linux restarts the system. Any queued work will
> + * be discarded, but this function will block until do_work() finishes if
> + * an operation is already in progress.
> + */
> +static int ubi_reboot_notifier(struct notifier_block *n, unsigned long state,
> + void *cmd)
> +{
> + struct ubi_device *ubi;
> +
> + ubi = container_of(n, struct ubi_device, reboot_notifier);
> + if (ubi->bgt_thread)
> + kthread_stop(ubi->bgt_thread);
> + ubi_sync(ubi->ubi_num);
> + return NOTIFY_DONE;
> +}
> +
> +/**
> * ubi_attach_mtd_dev - attach an MTD device.
> * @mtd: MTD device description object
> * @ubi_num: number to assign to the new UBI device
> @@ -876,6 +900,11 @@ int ubi_attach_mtd_dev(struct mtd_info *mtd, int ubi_num, int vid_hdr_offset)
> ubi->thread_enabled = 1;
> wake_up_process(ubi->bgt_thread);
>
> + /* Flash device priority is 0 - UBI needs to shut down first */
> + ubi->reboot_notifier.priority = 1;
> + ubi->reboot_notifier.notifier_call = ubi_reboot_notifier;
> + register_reboot_notifier(&ubi->reboot_notifier);
> +
> ubi_devices[ubi_num] = ubi;
> return ubi_num;
>
> @@ -945,6 +974,7 @@ int ubi_detach_mtd_dev(int ubi_num, int anyway)
> * Before freeing anything, we have to stop the background thread to
> * prevent it from doing anything on this device while we are freeing.
> */
> + unregister_reboot_notifier(&ubi->reboot_notifier);
> if (ubi->bgt_thread)
> kthread_stop(ubi->bgt_thread);
>
> diff --git a/drivers/mtd/ubi/ubi.h b/drivers/mtd/ubi/ubi.h
> index c055511..c8fab4a 100644
> --- a/drivers/mtd/ubi/ubi.h
> +++ b/drivers/mtd/ubi/ubi.h
> @@ -36,6 +36,7 @@
> #include <linux/device.h>
> #include <linux/string.h>
> #include <linux/vmalloc.h>
> +#include <linux/notifier.h>
> #include <linux/mtd/mtd.h>
> #include <linux/mtd/ubi.h>
>
> @@ -339,6 +340,7 @@ struct ubi_wl_entry;
> * @bgt_thread: background thread description object
> * @thread_enabled: if the background thread is enabled
> * @bgt_name: background thread name
> + * @reboot_notifier: notifier to terminate background thread before rebooting
> *
> * @flash_size: underlying MTD device size (in bytes)
> * @peb_count: count of physical eraseblocks on the MTD device
> @@ -420,6 +422,7 @@ struct ubi_device {
> struct task_struct *bgt_thread;
> int thread_enabled;
> char bgt_name[sizeof(UBI_BGT_NAME_PATTERN)+2];
> + struct notifier_block reboot_notifier;
>
> /* I/O sub-system's stuff */
> long long flash_size;

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Best Regards,
Artem Bityutskiy (Артём Битюцкий)

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