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

Roger Leigh rleigh at codelibre.net
Sun Sep 8 20:44:43 UTC 2013

On Sun, Sep 08, 2013 at 09:04:01PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> 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.

This can certainly be added to mountkernfs.

Are there any particular mount options needed/recommended?


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