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SubjectRe: [Linux-nvdimm] [PATCH] pmem: Add prints at module load and unload
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On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Boaz Harrosh <boaz@plexistor.com> wrote:
> On 04/02/2015 06:39 PM, Dan Williams wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 8:31 AM, Boaz Harrosh <boaz@plexistor.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Christoph, Ingo
>>>
>>> Please consider this small patch below just a small print at module
>>> load/unload so to know at user systems how things progressed.
>>> As it is now, we know nothing. For any other disk kind we have two
>>> tuns of prints.
>>>
>>> ---
>>> From: Boaz Harrosh <boaz@plexistor.com>
>>> Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2015 16:43:48 +0300
>>> Subject: [PATCH] pmem: Add prints at module load and unload
>>>
>>> When debugging people's systems it is helpful
>>> to see what went on. The load and unload of pmem is
>>> an important event.
>>>
>>> The importance is the number of loaded devices and
>>> error status. The exact device's addresses created
>>> we can see from the other prints at e820 so no need
>>> to duplicate this information.
>>>
>>> While at it fix up a small issue with rw flags.
>>
>> Separate patch for fixes please.
>
> Sigh, OK I was preparing this and hopping it would just
> be SQUASHED into the original patch but Ingo bit me to it
> and already submitted the patches.
>
>>
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Boaz Harrosh <boaz@plexistor.com>
>>> ---
>>> drivers/block/pmem.c | 7 ++++++-
>>> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/drivers/block/pmem.c b/drivers/block/pmem.c
>>> index 988f384..3f15fbc 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/block/pmem.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/block/pmem.c
>>> @@ -91,8 +91,9 @@ static int pmem_rw_page(struct block_device *bdev, sector_t sector,
>>> {
>>> struct pmem_device *pmem = bdev->bd_disk->private_data;
>>>
>>> + rw &= WRITE;
>>> pmem_do_bvec(pmem, page, PAGE_CACHE_SIZE, 0, rw, sector);
>>> - page_endio(page, rw & WRITE, 0);
>>> + page_endio(page, rw, 0);
>>>
>>> return 0;
>>> }
>>> @@ -248,6 +249,9 @@ static int __init pmem_init(void)
>>> error = platform_driver_register(&pmem_driver);
>>> if (error)
>>> unregister_blkdev(pmem_major, "pmem");
>>> +
>>> + pr_info("pmem: init %d devices => %d\n",
>>> + atomic_read(&pmem_index), error);
>>
>> If anything I think these should be dev_dbg().
>
> We do not have a dev at any of this point, and it does not
> belong to any specific device.

Ah, true this is prior to the driver attaching... that said it seems
more relevant to print from probe() (where we do have a device) than
init where the device may remain idle due to some other policy.

> Also I would like this
> _info and not _dbg so to always have it, also for production.
> See the chatter for a single SCSI disk the minimum we need
> is just the small print that tells all that we need (for now)

Not sure we want to follow so closely in the footsteps of SCSI's chattiness.


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