Merge tag 'libnvdimm-for-5.8-rc2' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/nvdimm/nvdimm
Pull libnvdimm updates from Dan Williams:
"A feature (papr_scm health retrieval) and a fix (sysfs attribute
visibility) for v5.8.
Vaibhav explains in the merge commit below why missing v5.8 would be
painful and I agreed to try a -rc2 pull because only cosmetics kept
this out of -rc1 and his initial versions were posted in more than
enough time for v5.8 consideration:
'These patches are tied to specific features that were committed to
customers in upcoming distros releases (RHEL and SLES) whose
time-lines are tied to 5.8 kernel release.
Being able to track the health of an nvdimm is critical for our
customers that are running workloads leveraging papr-scm nvdimms.
Missing the 5.8 kernel would mean missing the distro timelines and
shifting forward the availability of this feature in distro kernels
by at least 6 months'
- Fix the visibility of the region 'align' attribute.
The new unit tests for region alignment handling caught a corner
case where the alignment cannot be specified if the region is
converted from static to dynamic provisioning at runtime.
- Add support for device health retrieval for the persistent memory
supported by the papr_scm driver.
This includes both the standard sysfs "health flags" that the nfit
persistent memory driver publishes and a mechanism for the ndctl
tool to retrieve a health-command payload"
* tag 'libnvdimm-for-5.8-rc2' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/nvdimm/nvdimm:
nvdimm/region: always show the 'align' attribute
powerpc/papr_scm: Implement support for PAPR_PDSM_HEALTH
ndctl/papr_scm,uapi: Add support for PAPR nvdimm specific methods
powerpc/papr_scm: Improve error logging and handling papr_scm_ndctl()
powerpc/papr_scm: Fetch nvdimm health information from PHYP
seq_buf: Export seq_buf_printf
powerpc: Document details on H_SCM_HEALTH hcall