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Subject[PATCH] Add commandline partitions for block devices v2
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From: Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson@stericsson.com>

This adds an option to pass in block device partitions from the kernel
cmdline.

The rationale is that in embedded systems we sometimes have no standard
partition table available: often due to the fact that raw binary data is
read out from the first sectors of the device by ROM code in ASICs. We
have for a long time supplied custom partition information to embedded
flash memories through the MTDparts interface which has similar
semantics, and with the advent of embedded MMC block devices this now
comes to standard block devices.

Reviewed-by: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@stericsson.com>
Signed-off-by: Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson@stericsson.com>
---
Changes v1->v2:
- Changed file permissions to 644 in blkdev_parts.[c|h]
- Changed a printk() to include a hint that this comes from
blkdev_parts
- Ready for merging? Andries, you are listed as maintainer for
the partitions, will you take this patch?
---
fs/partitions/Kconfig | 19 ++++++
fs/partitions/Makefile | 1 +
fs/partitions/blkdev_parts.c | 127 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
fs/partitions/blkdev_parts.h | 14 +++++
fs/partitions/check.c | 4 +
5 files changed, 165 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 fs/partitions/blkdev_parts.c
create mode 100644 fs/partitions/blkdev_parts.h
diff --git a/fs/partitions/Kconfig b/fs/partitions/Kconfig
index cb5f0a3..097be19 100644
--- a/fs/partitions/Kconfig
+++ b/fs/partitions/Kconfig
@@ -68,6 +68,25 @@ config ACORN_PARTITION_RISCIX
of machines called RISCiX. If you say 'Y' here, Linux will be able
to read disks partitioned under RISCiX.

+config BLKDEV_PARTITION
+ bool "Blockdev commandline partition support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
+ default n
+ help
+ Say Y if you like to setup partitions for block devices by reading
+ from the kernel command line (kernel boot arguments).
+
+ The format of the partitions on the command line:
+ blkdevparts=<blkdev-def>[;<blkdev-def>]
+ <blkdev-def> := <blkdev-id>:<partdef>[,<partdef>]
+ <partdef> := <size>[@<offset>]
+
+ <blkdev-id> := unique id used to map driver to blockdev name
+ <size> := size in numbers of sectors
+ <offset> := offset in sectors for partition to start at
+
+ Example:
+ blkdevparts=mmc0:1024@0,524288@1024;mmc1:8192@0,8192@8192
+
config OSF_PARTITION
bool "Alpha OSF partition support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y if ALPHA
diff --git a/fs/partitions/Makefile b/fs/partitions/Makefile
index 03af8ea..48b216c 100644
--- a/fs/partitions/Makefile
+++ b/fs/partitions/Makefile
@@ -7,6 +7,7 @@ obj-$(CONFIG_BLOCK) := check.o
obj-$(CONFIG_ACORN_PARTITION) += acorn.o
obj-$(CONFIG_AMIGA_PARTITION) += amiga.o
obj-$(CONFIG_ATARI_PARTITION) += atari.o
+obj-$(CONFIG_BLKDEV_PARTITION) += blkdev_parts.o
obj-$(CONFIG_MAC_PARTITION) += mac.o
obj-$(CONFIG_LDM_PARTITION) += ldm.o
obj-$(CONFIG_MSDOS_PARTITION) += msdos.o
diff --git a/fs/partitions/blkdev_parts.c b/fs/partitions/blkdev_parts.c
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b1c6297
--- /dev/null
+++ b/fs/partitions/blkdev_parts.c
@@ -0,0 +1,127 @@
+/*
+ *
+ * Copyright (C) ST-Ericsson SA 2010
+ *
+ * Author: Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson@stericsson.com> for ST-Ericsson
+ * License terms: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
+ *
+ * Create partitions for block devices by reading from the kernel
+ * command line (kernel boot arguments).
+ *
+ */
+
+#include "check.h"
+#include "blkdev_parts.h"
+
+static char *cmdline;
+
+/*
+ * This is the handler for our kernel commandline parameter,
+ * called from main.c::checksetup().
+ * Note that we can not yet kmalloc() anything, so we only save
+ * the commandline for later processing.
+ */
+static int cmdline_setup(char *s)
+{
+ cmdline = s;
+ return 1;
+}
+__setup("blkdevparts=", cmdline_setup);
+
+/* Parse for a matching blkdev-id and return pointer to partdef */
+static char *parse_blkdev_id(char *blkdev_name)
+{
+ int blkdev_id_len;
+ char *p, *blkdev_id;
+
+ /* Start parsing for a matching blkdev-id */
+ p = blkdev_id = cmdline;
+ while (blkdev_id != NULL) {
+
+ /* Find the end of the blkdev-id string */
+ p = strchr(blkdev_id, ':');
+ if (p == NULL)
+ return NULL;
+
+ /* Check if we found a matching blkdev-id */
+ blkdev_id_len = p - blkdev_id;
+ if (strlen(blkdev_name) == blkdev_id_len) {
+ if (strncmp(blkdev_name, blkdev_id, blkdev_id_len) == 0)
+ return p;
+ }
+
+ /* Move to next blkdev-id string if there is one */
+ blkdev_id = strchr(p, ';');
+ if (blkdev_id != NULL)
+ blkdev_id++;
+ }
+ return NULL;
+}
+
+static int parse_partdef(char **part, struct parsed_partitions *state, int part_nbr)
+{
+ sector_t size, offset;
+ char *p = *part;
+
+ /* Skip the beginning "," or ":" */
+ p++;
+
+ /* Fetch and verify size from partdef */
+ size = simple_strtoull(p, &p, 10);
+ if ((size == 0) || (*p != '@'))
+ return 0;
+
+ /* Skip the "@" */
+ p++;
+
+ /* Fetch offset from partdef and check if there are more parts */
+ offset = simple_strtoull(p, &p, 10);
+ if (*p == ',')
+ *part = p;
+ else
+ *part = NULL;
+
+ /* Add partition to state */
+ put_partition(state, part_nbr, offset, size);
+ printk(KERN_INFO "\nPartition: size=%llu, offset=%llu\n",
+ (unsigned long long) size,
+ (unsigned long long) offset);
+ return 1;
+}
+
+static int parse_blkdev_parts(char *blkdev_name, struct parsed_partitions *state)
+{
+ char *partdef;
+ int part_nbr = 0;
+
+ /* Find partdef */
+ partdef = parse_blkdev_id(blkdev_name);
+
+ /* Add parts */
+ while (partdef != NULL) {
+ /* Find next part and add it to state */
+ part_nbr++;
+ if (!parse_partdef(&partdef, state, part_nbr))
+ return 0;
+ }
+ return part_nbr;
+}
+
+int blkdev_partition(struct parsed_partitions *state, struct block_device *bdev)
+{
+ char blkdev_name[BDEVNAME_SIZE];
+
+ /* Check if there are any partitions to handle */
+ if (cmdline == NULL)
+ return 0;
+
+ /* Get the name of the blockdevice we are operating upon */
+ if (bdevname(bdev, blkdev_name) == NULL) {
+ printk(KERN_WARNING "blkdevparts: Could not get a blkdev name\n");
+ return 0;
+ }
+
+ /* Parse for partitions and add them to the state */
+ return parse_blkdev_parts(blkdev_name, state);
+}
+
diff --git a/fs/partitions/blkdev_parts.h b/fs/partitions/blkdev_parts.h
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e6c5d40
--- /dev/null
+++ b/fs/partitions/blkdev_parts.h
@@ -0,0 +1,14 @@
+/*
+ *
+ * Copyright (C) ST-Ericsson SA 2010
+ *
+ * Author: Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson@stericsson.com> for ST-Ericsson
+ * License terms: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
+ *
+ * Create partitions for block devices by reading from the kernel
+ * command line (kernel boot arguments).
+ *
+ */
+
+int blkdev_partition(struct parsed_partitions *state, struct block_device *bdev);
+
diff --git a/fs/partitions/check.c b/fs/partitions/check.c
index e238ab2..e669059 100644
--- a/fs/partitions/check.c
+++ b/fs/partitions/check.c
@@ -27,6 +27,7 @@
#include "acorn.h"
#include "amiga.h"
#include "atari.h"
+#include "blkdev_parts.h"
#include "ldm.h"
#include "mac.h"
#include "msdos.h"
@@ -50,6 +51,9 @@ static int (*check_part[])(struct parsed_partitions *, struct block_device *) =
* Probe partition formats with tables at disk address 0
* that also have an ADFS boot block at 0xdc0.
*/
+#ifdef CONFIG_BLKDEV_PARTITION
+ blkdev_partition,
+#endif
#ifdef CONFIG_ACORN_PARTITION_ICS
adfspart_check_ICS,
#endif
--
1.6.3.3


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