Commit 1d5b43bf authored by Luis Henriques's avatar Luis Henriques Committed by Linus Torvalds

zram: introduce comp algorithm fallback functionality

When the user supplies an unsupported compression algorithm, keep the
previously selected one (knowingly supported) or the default one (if the
compression algorithm hasn't been changed yet).

Note that previously this operation (i.e. setting an invalid algorithm)
would result in no algorithm being selected, which means that this
represents a small change in the default behaviour.

Minchan said:

For initializing zram, we need to set up 3 optional parameters in advance.

1. the number of compression streams
2. memory limitation
3. compression algorithm

Although user pass completely wrong value to set up for 1 and 2
parameters, it's okay because they have default value so zram will be
initialized with the default value (of course, when user passes a wrong
value via *echo*, sysfs returns -EINVAL so the user can notice it).

But 3 is not consistent with other optional parameters.  IOW, if the
user passes a wrong value to set up 3 parameter, zram's initialization
would fail unlike other optional parameters.

So this patch makes them consistent.
Signed-off-by: default avatarLuis Henriques <>
Acked-by: default avatarMinchan Kim <>
Acked-by: default avatarSergey Senozhatsky <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 6f646156
......@@ -365,6 +365,9 @@ static ssize_t comp_algorithm_store(struct device *dev,
struct zram *zram = dev_to_zram(dev);
size_t sz;
if (!zcomp_available_algorithm(buf))
return -EINVAL;
if (init_done(zram)) {
......@@ -378,9 +381,6 @@ static ssize_t comp_algorithm_store(struct device *dev,
if (sz > 0 && zram->compressor[sz - 1] == '\n')
zram->compressor[sz - 1] = 0x00;
if (!zcomp_available_algorithm(zram->compressor))
len = -EINVAL;
return len;
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