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SubjectRe: [Regression] Missing device nodes for ETR, ETF and STM after CONFIG_UEVENT_HELPER=n
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On 07/26/2019 09:41 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 01:50:27PM +0530, Sai Prakash Ranjan wrote:
>> On 7/26/2019 12:34 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 11:49:19AM +0530, Sai Prakash Ranjan wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> When trying to test my coresight patches, I found that etr,etf and stm
>>>> device nodes are missing from /dev.
>>>
>>> I have no idea what those device nodes are.
>>>
>>>> Bisection gives this as the bad commit.
>>>>
>>>> 1be01d4a57142ded23bdb9e0c8d9369e693b26cc is the first bad commit
>>>> commit 1be01d4a57142ded23bdb9e0c8d9369e693b26cc
>>>> Author: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>
>>>> Date: Thu Mar 14 12:13:50 2019 +0100
>>>>
>>>> driver: base: Disable CONFIG_UEVENT_HELPER by default
>>>>
>>>> Since commit 7934779a69f1184f ("Driver-Core: disable /sbin/hotplug by
>>>> default"), the help text for the /sbin/hotplug fork-bomb says
>>>> "This should not be used today [...] creates a high system load, or
>>>> [...] out-of-memory situations during bootup". The rationale for this
>>>> was that no recent mainstream system used this anymore (in 2010!).
>>>>
>>>> A few years later, the complete uevent helper support was made optional
>>>> in commit 86d56134f1b67d0c ("kobject: Make support for uevent_helper
>>>> optional."). However, if was still left enabled by default, to support
>>>> ancient userland.
>>>>
>>>> Time passed by, and nothing should use this anymore, so it can be
>>>> disabled by default.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
>>>>
>>>> drivers/base/Kconfig | 1 -
>>>> 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Any idea on this?
>>>
>>> That means that who ever created those device nodes is relying on udev
>>> to do this, and is not doing the correct thing within the kernel and
>>> using devtmpfs.
>>>
>>> Any pointers to where in the kernel those devices are trying to be
>>> created?
>>>
>>
>> Somewhere in drivers/hwtracing/coresight/* probably. I am not sure,
>> Mathieu/Suzuki would be able to point you to the exact code.
>>
>> Also just to add on some more details, I am using *initramfs*

>
> Are you using devtmpfs for your /dev/ mount?

I think that should solve the issue ^^

>
> If you enable this option, what does:
> ls -l /dev/etr
> ls -l /dev/etf
> ls -l /dev/stm
> result in?
>
> What are these device nodes for? Are they symlinks? Real devices that
> show up in /sys/dev/char/ as a real value? Or something else?

Greg, those are registered as miscellaneous devices to export the trace
collected (for etfs and etrs) in sysfs mode and for user-space access to
allow STM tracing. So they are real devices.


Suzuki

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