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From: Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky.work@gmail.com>
To: Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com>
Cc: Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@i-love.sakura.ne.jp>,
	Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky.work@gmail.com>,
	Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@gmail.com>,
	Dmitriy Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>,
	Alexander Potapenko <glider@google.com>,
	Fengguang Wu <fengguang.wu@intel.com>,
	Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] lockdep: Use line-buffered printk() for lockdep messages.
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2018 13:45:10 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20181108044510.GC2343@jagdpanzerIV> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20181107151900.gxmdvx42qeanpoah@pathway.suse.cz>

On (11/07/18 16:19), Petr Mladek wrote:
> > syzbot is sometimes getting mixed output like below due to concurrent
> > printk(). Mitigate such output by using line-buffered printk() API.
> > 
> > @@ -2421,18 +2458,20 @@ static void check_chain_key(struct task_struct *curr)
> >  print_usage_bug_scenario(struct held_lock *lock)
> >  {
> >  	struct lock_class *class = hlock_class(lock);
> > +	struct printk_buffer *buf = get_printk_buffer();
> >  
> >  	printk(" Possible unsafe locking scenario:\n\n");
> >  	printk("       CPU0\n");
> >  	printk("       ----\n");
> > -	printk("  lock(");
> > -	__print_lock_name(class);
> > -	printk(KERN_CONT ");\n");
> > +	printk_buffered(buf, "  lock(");
> > +	__print_lock_name(class, buf);
> > +	printk_buffered(buf, ");\n");
> >  	printk("  <Interrupt>\n");
> > -	printk("    lock(");
> > -	__print_lock_name(class);
> > -	printk(KERN_CONT ");\n");
> > +	printk_buffered(buf, "    lock(");
> > +	__print_lock_name(class, buf);
> > +	printk_buffered(buf, ");\n");
> >  	printk("\n *** DEADLOCK ***\n\n");
> > +	put_printk_buffer(buf);
> >  }
> >  
> >  static int
> 
> I really hope that the maze of pr_cont() calls in lockdep.c is the most
> complicated one that we would meet.

Hmm... Yes, buffered/seq_buf printk looks like a hard-to-use API,
when it comes to real world cases like this.

So... here is a random and wild idea.

We actually already have an easy-to-use buffered printk. And it's per-CPU.
And it makes all printk-s on this CPU to behave like as if they were called
on UP system. And it cures pr_cont(). And it doesn't require anyone to learn
any new printk API names. And it doesn't require any additional maintenance
work. And it doesn't require any printk->buffered_printk conversions. And
it's already in the kernel. And we gave it a name. And it's printk_safe.

a) lockdep reporting path should be atomic. And it's not a hot path,
   so local_irq_save/local_irq_restore will not cause a lot of trouble
   there probably.

b) We already have some lockdep reports coming via printk_safe.
   All those
	printk->console_driver->scheduler->lockdep
	printk->console_driver->timekeeping->lockdep
	etc.

   came via printk_safe path. So it's not a complete novelty.

c) printk_safe sections can nest.

d) No premature flushes. Everything looks the way it was supposed to
   look.

e) There are no out-of-line printk-s. We keep the actual order of events.

f) We flush it on panic.

g) Low maintenance costs.

So, can we just do the following? /* a sketch */

lockdep.c
	printk_safe_enter_irqsave(flags);
	lockdep_report();
	printk_safe_exit_irqrestore(flags);

	-ss

  reply	other threads:[~2018-11-08  4:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 55+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-02 13:31 [PATCH v6 1/3] printk: Add line-buffered printk() API Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-02 13:31 ` [PATCH 2/3] mm: Use line-buffered printk() for show_free_areas() Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-07 14:07   ` Petr Mladek
2018-11-02 13:31 ` [PATCH 3/3] lockdep: Use line-buffered printk() for lockdep messages Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-02 13:36   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-11-03  2:00     ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-06  8:38     ` Petr Mladek
2018-11-06  9:05       ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-11-06 12:57         ` Petr Mladek
2018-11-06  9:56       ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-07 15:19   ` Petr Mladek
2018-11-08  4:45     ` Sergey Senozhatsky [this message]
2018-11-08 11:37       ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-09  6:12         ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-11-09  9:55           ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-09 15:43             ` Petr Mladek
2018-11-10  2:42               ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-23 12:46                 ` Petr Mladek
2018-11-23 13:12                   ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-23 15:56                   ` Steven Rostedt
2018-11-24  0:24                     ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-26  4:34                       ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-11-28 13:29                     ` David Laight
2018-11-29 10:09                       ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-30 16:01                         ` Petr Mladek
2018-11-10  8:52               ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-23 12:52                 ` Petr Mladek
2018-11-09 14:08           ` Linus Torvalds
2018-11-09 14:42             ` Steven Rostedt
2018-11-08 11:53       ` Petr Mladek
2018-11-08 12:44         ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-11-08 14:21           ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-11-09  9:54     ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-02 14:40 ` [PATCH v6 1/3] printk: Add line-buffered printk() API Matthew Wilcox
2018-11-03  1:55   ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-02 18:12 ` kbuild test robot
2018-11-02 18:12   ` kbuild test robot
2018-11-06 14:35 ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-11-07 10:21   ` Petr Mladek
2018-11-07 12:54     ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-08  2:21     ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-11-08 11:24       ` Petr Mladek
2018-11-08 11:46         ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-08 12:30         ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-11-09 14:10           ` Petr Mladek
2018-11-12  7:59             ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-11-12 10:42               ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-17 10:14               ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-07 10:52   ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-07 11:01     ` David Laight
2018-11-07 12:00       ` Petr Mladek
2018-11-07 11:45     ` Petr Mladek
2018-11-08  2:30     ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-11-07 13:41 ` Petr Mladek
2018-11-07 14:06 ` Petr Mladek

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