[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#722179: Should mount pstore pseudo-filesystem

Ben Hutchings ben at decadent.org.uk
Sun Sep 8 20:04:01 UTC 2013

Package: initscripts
Version: 2.88dsf-43
Severity: normal

The pstore pseudo-filesystem provides access to persistent storage
outside the regular filesystems that the kernel uses for, primarily,
crash logs.  On EFI systems this is implemented on top of EFI
variables, but there are other backends for pSeries NVRAM, the ACPI
ERST facility and reserved RAM.

For the linux-image-* bug script I want to be able to read crash logs
from pstore, but currently I can't do this because it isn't mounted by
default.  (I was thinking of implementing a fallback to the sysfs
efivars interface, but this is only readable by root.)

Please mount pstore on /sys/fs/pstore if this directory exists at
boot time.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: amd64

Kernel: Linux 3.10-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages initscripts depends on:
ii  coreutils       8.21-1
ii  debianutils     4.4
ii  libc6           2.17-92
ii  lsb-base        4.1+Debian12
ii  mount           2.20.1-5.5
ii  sysv-rc         2.88dsf-43
ii  sysvinit-utils  2.88dsf-43

Versions of packages initscripts recommends:
ii  e2fsprogs  1.42.8-1
ii  psmisc     22.20-1

initscripts suggests no packages.

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