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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] UBI: Implement bitrot checking
Am 12.04.2015 um 18:43 schrieb Boris Brezillon:
> On Sun, 12 Apr 2015 18:09:23 +0200
> Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at> wrote:
>
>> Am 12.04.2015 um 16:12 schrieb Boris Brezillon:
>>> Hi Richard,
>>>
>>> Sorry for the late reply.
>>>
>>> On Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:13:17 +0200
>>> Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at> wrote:
>>>
>>>> This patch implements bitrot checking for UBI.
>>>> ubi_wl_trigger_bitrot_check() triggers a re-read of every
>>>> PEB. If a bitflip is detected PEBs in use will get scrubbed
>>>> and free ones erased.
>>>
>>> As you'll see, I didn't have much to say about the 'UBI bitrot
>>> detection' mechanism, so this review is a collection of
>>> nitpicks :-).
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at>
>>>> ---
>>>> drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c | 39 +++++++++++++
>>>> drivers/mtd/ubi/ubi.h | 4 ++
>>>> drivers/mtd/ubi/wl.c | 146 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>>> 3 files changed, 189 insertions(+)
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c b/drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c
>>>> index 9690cf9..f58330b 100644
>>>> --- a/drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c
>>>> +++ b/drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c
>>>> @@ -118,6 +118,9 @@ static struct class_attribute ubi_version =
>>>>
>>>> static ssize_t dev_attribute_show(struct device *dev,
>>>> struct device_attribute *attr, char *buf);
>>>> +static ssize_t trigger_bitrot_check(struct device *dev,
>>>> + struct device_attribute *mattr,
>>>> + const char *data, size_t count);
>>>>
>>>> /* UBI device attributes (correspond to files in '/<sysfs>/class/ubi/ubiX') */
>>>> static struct device_attribute dev_eraseblock_size =
>>>> @@ -142,6 +145,8 @@ static struct device_attribute dev_bgt_enabled =
>>>> __ATTR(bgt_enabled, S_IRUGO, dev_attribute_show, NULL);
>>>> static struct device_attribute dev_mtd_num =
>>>> __ATTR(mtd_num, S_IRUGO, dev_attribute_show, NULL);
>>>> +static struct device_attribute dev_trigger_bitrot_check =
>>>> + __ATTR(trigger_bitrot_check, S_IWUSR, NULL, trigger_bitrot_check);
>>>
>>> How about making this attribute a RW one, so that users could check
>>> if there's a bitrot check in progress.
>>
>> As the check will be initiated only by userspace and writing to the trigger
>> while a check is running will return anyway a EBUSY I don't really see
>> a point why userspace would check for it.
>
> Sometime you just want to know whether something is running or not (in
> this case the bitrot check) without risking to trigger a new action...

Why would they care?
But I can add this feature, no problem.

>>
>>>>
>>>> /**
>>>> * ubi_volume_notify - send a volume change notification.
>>>> @@ -334,6 +339,36 @@ int ubi_major2num(int major)
>>>> return ubi_num;
>>>> }
>>>>
>>>> +/* "Store" method for file '/<sysfs>/class/ubi/ubiX/trigger_bitrot_check' */
>>>> +static ssize_t trigger_bitrot_check(struct device *dev,
>>>> + struct device_attribute *mattr,
>>>> + const char *data, size_t count)
>>>> +{
>>>> + struct ubi_device *ubi;
>>>> + int ret;
>>>> +
>>>
>>> Maybe that's on purpose, but you do not check the value passed in data
>>> (in your documention you suggest to do an
>>> echo 1 > /sys/class/ubi/ubiX/trigger_bitrot_check).
>>
>> Yeah, the example using "1", but why should I limit it to it?
>> The idea was that any write will trigger a check.
>
> Okay.
>
>
> [...]
>
>>>> + /*
>>>> + * e is member of a fastmap pool. We are not allowed to
>>>> + * remove it from that pool as the on-flash fastmap data
>>>> + * structure refers to it. Let's schedule a new fastmap write
>>>> + * such that the said PEB can get released.
>>>> + */
>>>> + else {
>>>> + ubi_schedule_fm_work(ubi);
>>>> + spin_unlock(&ubi->wl_lock);
>>>> +
>>>> + err = 0;
>>>> + }
>>>
>>> Nitpick, but checkpatch complains about 'else' or 'else if' statements
>>> that are not on the '}' line.
>>
>> I like it as is because I can nicely place the comment above the else {.
>> And checkpatch is not our lawmaker.
>
> You could put your comment after the braces.
> Anyway, you might dislike the coding style imposed by kernel
> developers/maintainers, but this is what keeps the kernel code
> consistent across the different subsystems.
> I agree that some checks done by checkpatch can be a bit restrictive in
> some cases (like the 80 characters limit), but I really think the
> braces and else[ if] placements should be enforced.
> This being said, this is your call to make, so I won't complain about
> it anymore ;-).

It is corner case which is not handled by the kernel coding style IMHO.
The sad thing is that checkpatch is not developed by kernel developers.

>>
>>>> + }
>>>> + else {
>>>> + /*
>>>> + * Ignore read errors as we return only work related errors.
>>>> + * Read errors will be logged by ubi_io_read().
>>>> + */
>>>> + err = 0;
>>>> + }
>>>
>>> Nitpicking again, but you can avoid another level of indentation by
>>> doing the following:
>>>
>>> if (err != UBI_IO_BITFLIPS) {
>>> err = 0;
>>> goto out;
>>> }
>>>
>>> dbg_wl("found bitflips in PEB %d", e->pnum);
>>> spin_lock(&ubi->wl_lock);
>>> /* ... */
>
> You didn't answer to that one.

Whoops.
Yeah, that makes sense!

Thanks,
//richard


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