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    SubjectRE: [PATCH v2 3/3] efi: Add support for using efivars as a pstore backend
    +	efi_pstore_info.buf = kmalloc(4096, GFP_KERNEL);
    + if (efi_pstore_info.buf) {
    + efi_pstore_info.bufsize = 1024;
    + = efivars;
    + mutex_init(&efi_pstore_info.buf_mutex);
    + pstore_register(&efi_pstore_info);
    + }

    I'd imagined #ifdef CONFIG_PSTORE around this (and the
    efi_pstore_info definition) rather than providing stubs
    for the !PSTORE case.

    But your way works too.

    You should avoid a memory leak with:

    if (!pstore_register(&efi_pstore_info))

    I've also been thinking some more about how to handle a
    system that has more than one pstore back-end available.
    I still don't have any good ideas how to make use of more
    than one backend - but it occurs to me that we may need
    a way to let the user choose which to use (e.g. in the
    unlikely event that a BIOS bug made one of ERST or EFI
    unusable by pstore). The current "whoever registers first
    gets to use it" now seems inadequate.

    Perhaps a command line "pstore={backend}" might work, so
    the user could specify pstore=efi to get your code, and
    pstore=erst to get mine.


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