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From: Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@i-love.sakura.ne.jp>
To: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
Cc: Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com>,
	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 v6 1/3] printk: Add line-buffered printk() API.
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2018 10:55:57 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <865018bd-6352-cb92-1b8a-9254768f0b5c@i-love.sakura.ne.jp> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20181102144028.GQ10491@bombadil.infradead.org>

On 2018/11/02 23:40, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 02, 2018 at 10:31:55PM +0900, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
>>   get_printk_buffer() tries to assign a "struct printk_buffer" from
>>   statically preallocated array. get_printk_buffer() returns NULL if
>>   all "struct printk_buffer" are in use, but the caller does not need to
>>   check for NULL.
> 
> This seems like a great way of wasting 16kB of memory.  Since you've
> already made printk_buffered() work with a NULL initial argument, what's
> the advantage over just doing kmalloc(1024, GFP_ATOMIC)?

Like "[PATCH 2/3] mm: Use line-buffered printk() for show_free_areas()."
demonstrates, kzalloc(sizeof(struct printk_buffer), GFP_ATOMIC) can fail.

And using statically preallocated buffers helps avoiding

  (1) out of buffers when memory cannot be allocated

  (2) kernel stack overflow when kernel stack is already tight (e.g.
      a memory allocation attempt from an interrupt handler which was
      invoked from deep inside call chain of a process context)

. Whether

  (A) tuning the number of statically preallocated buffers

  (B) allocating buffers on caller side (e.g. kzalloc() or in .bss section)

are useful is a future decision, for too much concurrent printk() will lockup
the system even if there are enough buffers. I think that starting with
statically preallocated buffers is (at least for now) a good choice for
minimizing risk of (1) (2) while offering practically acceptable result.


  reply	other threads:[~2018-11-03  1:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 55+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-02 13:31 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
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 [this message]
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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