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From: Hamza Mahfooz <>
Cc: Hamza Mahfooz <>,
	Jeremy Linton <>,
	Christoph Hellwig <>,
	Marek Szyprowski <>,
	Robin Murphy <>,
Subject: [PATCH v2] dma-debug: prevent an error message from causing runtime problems
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 19:53:37 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

For some drivers, that use the DMA API. This error message can be reached
several millions of times per second, causing spam to the kernel's printk
buffer and bringing the CPU usage up to 100% (so, it should be rate
limited). However, since there is at least one driver that is in the
mainline and suffers from the error condition, it is more useful to
err_printk() here instead of just rate limiting the error message (in hopes
that it will make it easier for other drivers that suffer from this issue
to be spotted).

Reported-by: Jeremy Linton <>
Signed-off-by: Hamza Mahfooz <>
v2: use err_printk() and make some clarifications in the commit message.
 kernel/dma/debug.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/dma/debug.c b/kernel/dma/debug.c
index 6c90c69e5311..718a7f455df6 100644
--- a/kernel/dma/debug.c
+++ b/kernel/dma/debug.c
@@ -567,7 +567,8 @@ static void add_dma_entry(struct dma_debug_entry *entry)
 		pr_err("cacheline tracking ENOMEM, dma-debug disabled\n");
 		global_disable = true;
 	} else if (rc == -EEXIST) {
-		pr_err("cacheline tracking EEXIST, overlapping mappings aren't supported\n");
+		err_printk(entry->dev, entry, "cacheline tracking EEXIST, "
+			   "overlapping mappings aren't supported\n");

             reply	other threads:[~2021-09-10 23:54 UTC|newest]

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2021-09-10 23:53 Hamza Mahfooz [this message]
2021-09-13 16:30 ` Christoph Hellwig

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