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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v5] ramoops: use pstore interface
    On Mon, 2 Apr 2012 13:51:29 -0700
    Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> wrote:

    > On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Shuah Khan <shuahkhan@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >> First of all ramoops was born mainly for debug purpose and to help the
    > >> maintainability of a product. I used it in systems where the uptime (so
    > >> no reboot) was important. So it can be very useful for me load the
    > >> module, gather logs and unload it for example. A kernel panic is not
    > >> recoverable so the reboot is needed but it's not always true for a
    > >> kernel oops.
    > >>
    > >> Marco
    > >
    > > What is the status of this patch? Don't see it in 3.3 and haven't
    > > checked 3.4-rc1 yet.
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I've been hoping it would get into 3.4. It's in the -mm tree, and has
    > been living in linux-next for a while. I'm not sure why it hasn't been
    > merged into Linus's tree yet. Andrew, is there a reason it hasn't been
    > merged?

    The patch breaks ramoops module unloading. Tony says there's "no
    credible end-user case" for this and Marco promptly provided one,
    which was ignored.



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