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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 2/3] venus: Add a debugfs file for SSR trigger
Quoting dikshita@codeaurora.org (2021-09-15 02:13:09)
> Hi Stephen,
>
> Reviving the discussion on this change as we need to pull this in.
>
> As per your suggestion, I explored the fault injection framework to
> implement this functionality.
> But I don't think that meets our requirements.
>
> We need a way to trigger subsystem restart from the client-side, it's
> not derived from the driver.

Just to confirm, this is all for debugging purposes right?

>
> while fault injection framework enables the driver to trigger an
> injection
> when a specific event occurs for eg: page allocation failure or memory
> access failure.
>
> So, IMO, we will have to use custom debugfs only.

Can you use DECLARE_FAULT_ATTR()? Or you need it to be active instead of
passive, i.e. it shouldn't wait for should_fail() to return true, but
actively trigger something on the remoteproc?

>
> Please feel free to correct me in case my understanding of the framework
> is wrong.
>

I presume the fault injection framework could get a new feature that
lets the fault be injected immediately upon writing the debugfs file.
My goal is to consolidate this sort of logic into one place and then put
it behind some config option that distros can disable so the kernel
isn't bloated with debug features that end users will never care about.

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