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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] Persist printk buffer across reboots.
On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 01:36:36AM -0400, Avery Pennarun wrote:
> The last patch in this series implements a new CONFIG_PRINTK_PERSIST option
> that, when enabled, puts the printk buffer in a well-defined memory location
> so that we can keep appending to it after a reboot. The upshot is that,
> even after a kernel panic or non-panic hard lockup, on the next boot
> userspace will be able to grab the kernel messages leading up to it. It
> could then upload the messages to a server (for example) to keep crash
> statistics.

There's currently driver/mtd/mtdoops.c, fs/pstore/, and
drivers/staging/android/ram_console.c that do similar things
as this. Did you investigate those for potentially modifying them to add
this functionality ? If so what issues did you find?

I have a arm MSM G1 with persistent memory at 0x16d00000 size 20000bytes..
It's fairly simple you just have to ioremap the memory, but then it's good
for writing.. Currently the android ram_console uses this. How would I
convert this area for use with your changes?
Daniel


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