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SubjectRe: [PATCH for-4.16 1/3] sysfs: improve devices-coredump description with user-space perspective
On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 10:55:23AM +0100, Arend van Spriel wrote:
> Instead of referring to kernel internals, describe the ABI from user-space
> perspective to clarify what can be expected when using it.
>
> Signed-off-by: Arend van Spriel <aspriel@gmail.com>
> ---
> Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-devices-coredump | 14 +++++++++-----
> 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-devices-coredump b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-devices-coredump
> index e459368..d5a4c75 100644
> --- a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-devices-coredump
> +++ b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-devices-coredump
> @@ -2,9 +2,13 @@ What: /sys/devices/.../coredump
> Date: December 2017
> Contact: Arend van Spriel <aspriel@gmail.com>
> Description:
> - The /sys/devices/.../coredump attribute is only present when the
> - device is bound to a driver, which provides the .coredump()
> - callback. The attribute is write only. Anything written to this
> - file will trigger the .coredump() callback.
> + When present the /sys/devices/.../coredump attribute can be used
> + to trigger a coredump of the device. The coredump contents are
> + device driver specific and thus vary. The coredump attribute is
> + writeonly. Anything written to this file will trigger creation
> + of the coredump. When the coredump is made available under
> + /sys/class/devcoredump it will generate a uevent. When the
> + coredump can not be successfully generated no ueven will occur.

s/ueven/uevent/

>
> - Available when CONFIG_DEV_COREDUMP is enabled.
> + Available when CONFIG_DEV_COREDUMP is enabled and the device
> + driver supports coredump generation.

What about /sys/class/devcoredump/disabled? Maybe we just need a
sysfs-class-devcoredump too, now that there's a formal method for
triggering devcoredumps.

Brian

> --
> 1.9.1
>

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