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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 11/11] mtd: new support oops logger based on pstore/blk
On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 09:51:19PM +0800, WeiXiong Liao wrote:
> The physical features of MTD device require that the user configurations
> must meet some requirements. For example the record size must be
> multiples of page size of MTD flash. It's really different to block device.
> If we make this device driver "invisible", we should have other way to
> limit user configurations. The dmesg pstore front-end is the most easiest
> one to fix to. There are still much work to do to support other front-ends.

I finally understand this now -- I was still thinking of things like
nvme which ultimately expose a block layer. MTD appear to genuinely be a
"non-block" device. But it is still considered a "storage" device, yes?

So perhaps "block storage device" and "non-block storage device"?

--
Kees Cook

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