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From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
To: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Subject: Re: overlaping printk
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 17:53:23 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20040520155323.GA4750@elte.hu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20040520151939.GA3562@elte.hu>

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* Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:

> another solution would be to break the lock only once during the
> kernel's lifetime. The system is messed up anyway if it needs multiple
> lock breaks to get an oops out to the console. We dont care about
> followup oopses - the first oops is that matters.

i.e. something like the attached patch, against BK-curr. (i've also
attached a cleanup patch that gets rid of the many instances of
bust_spinlocks() - we now have a generic one in lib/bust_spinlocks.c)

i consider any secondary lockup after the first oops has been printed a
feature - sometimes the first oops gets washed away by the many followup
oopses.

i've tested the patch with parallel SMP oopses - they seem to be
serialized now. (but it's hard to time the oopses right.)

	Ingo

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--- linux/kernel/printk.c.orig	
+++ linux/kernel/printk.c	
@@ -55,6 +55,9 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(console_printk);
 
 int oops_in_progress;
 
+/* zap spinlocks only once: */
+unsigned long zap_spinlocks = 1;
+
 /*
  * console_sem protects the console_drivers list, and also
  * provides serialisation for access to the entire console
@@ -493,7 +496,7 @@ asmlinkage int printk(const char *fmt, .
 	static char printk_buf[1024];
 	static int log_level_unknown = 1;
 
-	if (oops_in_progress) {
+	if (oops_in_progress && test_and_clear_bit(0, &zap_spinlocks)) {
 		/* If a crash is occurring, make sure we can't deadlock */
 		spin_lock_init(&logbuf_lock);
 		/* And make sure that we print immediately */

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--- linux/arch/i386/mm/fault.c.orig	
+++ linux/arch/i386/mm/fault.c	
@@ -31,32 +31,6 @@
 extern void die(const char *,struct pt_regs *,long);
 
 /*
- * Unlock any spinlocks which will prevent us from getting the
- * message out 
- */
-void bust_spinlocks(int yes)
-{
-	int loglevel_save = console_loglevel;
-
-	if (yes) {
-		oops_in_progress = 1;
-		return;
-	}
-#ifdef CONFIG_VT
-	unblank_screen();
-#endif
-	oops_in_progress = 0;
-	/*
-	 * OK, the message is on the console.  Now we call printk()
-	 * without oops_in_progress set so that printk will give klogd
-	 * a poke.  Hold onto your hats...
-	 */
-	console_loglevel = 15;		/* NMI oopser may have shut the console up */
-	printk(" ");
-	console_loglevel = loglevel_save;
-}
-
-/*
  * Return EIP plus the CS segment base.  The segment limit is also
  * adjusted, clamped to the kernel/user address space (whichever is
  * appropriate), and returned in *eip_limit.
--- linux/arch/ia64/kernel/traps.c.orig	
+++ linux/arch/ia64/kernel/traps.c	
@@ -58,34 +58,6 @@ trap_init (void)
 		fpswa_interface = __va(ia64_boot_param->fpswa);
 }
 
-/*
- * Unlock any spinlocks which will prevent us from getting the message out (timerlist_lock
- * is acquired through the console unblank code)
- */
-void
-bust_spinlocks (int yes)
-{
-	int loglevel_save = console_loglevel;
-
-	if (yes) {
-		oops_in_progress = 1;
-		return;
-	}
-
-#ifdef CONFIG_VT
-	unblank_screen();
-#endif
-	oops_in_progress = 0;
-	/*
-	 * OK, the message is on the console.  Now we call printk() without
-	 * oops_in_progress set so that printk will give klogd a poke.  Hold onto
-	 * your hats...
-	 */
-	console_loglevel = 15;		/* NMI oopser may have shut the console up */
-	printk(" ");
-	console_loglevel = loglevel_save;
-}
-
 void
 die (const char *str, struct pt_regs *regs, long err)
 {
--- linux/arch/x86_64/mm/fault.c.orig	
+++ linux/arch/x86_64/mm/fault.c	
@@ -34,27 +34,6 @@
 #include <asm/kdebug.h>
 #include <asm-generic/sections.h>
 
-void bust_spinlocks(int yes)
-{
-	int loglevel_save = console_loglevel;
-	if (yes) {
-		oops_in_progress = 1;
-	} else {
-#ifdef CONFIG_VT
-		unblank_screen();
-#endif
-		oops_in_progress = 0;
-		/*
-		 * OK, the message is on the console.  Now we call printk()
-		 * without oops_in_progress set so that printk will give klogd
-		 * a poke.  Hold onto your hats...
-		 */
-		console_loglevel = 15;		/* NMI oopser may have shut the console up */
-		printk(" ");
-		console_loglevel = loglevel_save;
-	}
-}
-
 /* Sometimes the CPU reports invalid exceptions on prefetch.
    Check that here and ignore.
    Opcode checker based on code by Richard Brunner */
--- linux/arch/s390/mm/fault.c.orig	
+++ linux/arch/s390/mm/fault.c	
@@ -49,32 +49,6 @@ extern int sysctl_userprocess_debug;
 
 extern void die(const char *,struct pt_regs *,long);
 
-extern spinlock_t timerlist_lock;
-
-/*
- * Unlock any spinlocks which will prevent us from getting the
- * message out (timerlist_lock is acquired through the
- * console unblank code)
- */
-void bust_spinlocks(int yes)
-{
-	if (yes) {
-		oops_in_progress = 1;
-	} else {
-		int loglevel_save = console_loglevel;
-		oops_in_progress = 0;
-		console_unblank();
-		/*
-		 * OK, the message is on the console.  Now we call printk()
-		 * without oops_in_progress set so that printk will give klogd
-		 * a poke.  Hold onto your hats...
-		 */
-		console_loglevel = 15;
-		printk(" ");
-		console_loglevel = loglevel_save;
-	}
-}
-
 /*
  * Check which address space is addressed by the access
  * register in S390_lowcore.exc_access_id.
--- linux/lib/bust_spinlocks.c.orig	
+++ linux/lib/bust_spinlocks.c	
@@ -17,23 +17,24 @@
 
 void bust_spinlocks(int yes)
 {
+	int loglevel_save = console_loglevel;
+
 	if (yes) {
 		oops_in_progress = 1;
-	} else {
-		int loglevel_save = console_loglevel;
+		return;
+	}
 #ifdef CONFIG_VT
-		unblank_screen();
+	unblank_screen();
 #endif
-		oops_in_progress = 0;
-		/*
-		 * OK, the message is on the console.  Now we call printk()
-		 * without oops_in_progress set so that printk() will give klogd
-		 * and the blanked console a poke.  Hold onto your hats...
-		 */
-		console_loglevel = 15;		/* NMI oopser may have shut the console up */
-		printk(" ");
-		console_loglevel = loglevel_save;
-	}
+	oops_in_progress = 0;
+	/*
+	 * OK, the message is on the console.  Now we call printk()
+	 * without oops_in_progress set so that printk() will give klogd
+	 * and the blanked console a poke.  Hold onto your hats...
+	 */
+	console_loglevel = 15;	/* NMI oopser may have shut the console up */
+	printk(" ");
+	console_loglevel = loglevel_save;
 }
 
 

  reply	other threads:[~2004-05-20 15:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <1XBEP-Mc-49@gated-at.bofh.it>
     [not found] ` <1XBXw-13D-3@gated-at.bofh.it>
     [not found]   ` <1XWpp-zy-9@gated-at.bofh.it>
2004-05-20 14:53     ` Andi Kleen
2004-05-20 15:19       ` Ingo Molnar
2004-05-20 15:53         ` Ingo Molnar [this message]
2004-05-20 16:19           ` Andy Isaacson
2004-05-20 18:57             ` Ingo Molnar
2004-05-20 23:11               ` Andrew Morton
2004-05-21  7:00                 ` Ingo Molnar
2004-05-19 15:55 Tuukka Toivonen
2004-05-19 16:03 ` Ricky Beam
2004-05-20 14:03   ` Ingo Molnar
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2004-05-19 15:19 Ricky Beam
2004-05-19 15:26 ` Tigran Aivazian
2004-05-19 15:31   ` Ricky Beam
2004-05-19 15:39 ` Randy.Dunlap
2004-05-20  7:21 ` Andrew Morton

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