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SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFC] oops and panic message logging to MTD
On Tue, Jun 19, 2007 at 11:00:54AM +0100, Richard Purdie wrote:
> Its not a case of formatting the whole partition. The whole point of
> this code is the following use case:
> 1. Device crashes
> 2. Device reboots
> 3. mtdoops partition has a log of why it crashed

The oops logger uses oops_in_progress variable to detect the begin and the
end of an oops. The end is detected when the first non-oops line comes and
oops_in_progress is false.

This works if the kernel is still running after the oops and gemerates some
non-oops messages. But if there is no non-oops line following an oops, no
flushing will occur and there won't be a log on flash.

Jarkko Lavinen
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