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From: Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@gmail.com>
To: John Ogness <john.ogness@linutronix.de>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com>,
	Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky.work@gmail.com>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>,
	Daniel Wang <wonderfly@google.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Alan Cox <gnomes@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>,
	Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.com>, Peter Feiner <pfeiner@google.com>,
	linux-serial@vger.kernel.org,
	Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v1 08/25] printk: add ring buffer and kthread
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:47:36 +0900
Message-ID: <20190212154736.GA3160@tigerII.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190212143003.48446-9-john.ogness@linutronix.de>

On (02/12/19 15:29), John Ogness wrote:
[..]
> +static int printk_kthread_func(void *data)
> +{
> +	struct prb_iterator iter;
> +	struct printk_log *msg;
> +	size_t ext_len;
> +	char *ext_text;
> +	u64 master_seq;
> +	size_t len;
> +	char *text;
> +	char *buf;
> +	int ret;
> +
> +	ext_text = kmalloc(CONSOLE_EXT_LOG_MAX, GFP_KERNEL);
> +	text = kmalloc(PRINTK_SPRINT_MAX, GFP_KERNEL);
> +	buf = kmalloc(PRINTK_RECORD_MAX, GFP_KERNEL);
> +	if (!ext_text || !text || !buf)
> +		return -1;
> +
> +	prb_iter_init(&iter, &printk_rb, NULL);
> +
> +	/* the printk kthread never exits */
> +	for (;;) {
> +		ret = prb_iter_wait_next(&iter, buf,
> +					 PRINTK_RECORD_MAX, &master_seq);
> +		if (ret == -ERESTARTSYS) {
> +			continue;
> +		} else if (ret < 0) {
> +			/* iterator invalid, start over */
> +			prb_iter_init(&iter, &printk_rb, NULL);
> +			continue;
> +		}
> +
> +		msg = (struct printk_log *)buf;
> +		format_text(msg, master_seq, ext_text, &ext_len, text,
> +			    &len, printk_time);
> +
> +		console_lock();
> +		if (len > 0 || ext_len > 0) {
> +			call_console_drivers(ext_text, ext_len, text, len);
> +			boot_delay_msec(msg->level);
> +			printk_delay();
> +		}
> +		console_unlock();
> +	}

One thing that I have learned is that preemptible printk does not work
as expected; it wants to be 'atomic' and just stay busy as long as it can.
We tried preemptible printk at Samsung and the result was just bad:
   preempted printk kthread + slow serial console = lots of lost messages

We also had preemptile printk in the upstream kernel and reverted the
patch (see fd5f7cde1b85d4c8e09); same reasons - we had reports that
preemptible printk could "stall" for minutes.

	-ss

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Thread overview: 147+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-02-12 14:29 [RFC PATCH v1 00/25] printk: new implementation John Ogness
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 01/25] printk-rb: add printk ring buffer documentation John Ogness
2019-02-12 14:45   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 02/25] printk-rb: add prb locking functions John Ogness
2019-02-13 15:45   ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-13 21:39     ` John Ogness
2019-02-14 10:33       ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-14 12:10         ` John Ogness
2019-02-15 10:26           ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-15 10:56             ` John Ogness
2019-03-07  2:12   ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 03/25] printk-rb: define ring buffer struct and initializer John Ogness
2019-02-12 14:46   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-02-14 12:46     ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 04/25] printk-rb: add writer interface John Ogness
2019-02-14 15:16   ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-14 23:36     ` John Ogness
2019-02-15  1:19       ` John Ogness
2019-02-15 13:47       ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-17  1:32         ` John Ogness
2019-02-21 13:51           ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 05/25] printk-rb: add basic non-blocking reading interface John Ogness
2019-02-18 12:54   ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-19 21:44     ` John Ogness
2019-02-21 16:22       ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 06/25] printk-rb: add blocking reader support John Ogness
2019-02-18 14:05   ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-19 21:47     ` John Ogness
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 07/25] printk-rb: add functionality required by printk John Ogness
2019-02-12 17:15   ` Linus Torvalds
2019-02-13  9:20     ` John Ogness
2019-02-18 15:59   ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-19 22:08     ` John Ogness
2019-02-22  9:58       ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 08/25] printk: add ring buffer and kthread John Ogness
2019-02-12 15:47   ` Sergey Senozhatsky [this message]
2019-02-19 13:54   ` Petr Mladek
2019-03-04  7:38   ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-03-04 10:00     ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-03-04 11:07       ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-03-05 21:00         ` John Ogness
2019-03-06 15:57           ` Petr Mladek
2019-03-06 21:17             ` John Ogness
2019-03-06 22:22               ` John Ogness
2019-03-07  6:41                 ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-03-07  6:51                   ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-03-07 12:50               ` Petr Mladek
2019-03-07  5:15           ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-03-11 10:51             ` John Ogness
2019-03-12  9:58               ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-03-12 10:30               ` Petr Mladek
2019-03-07 12:06     ` John Ogness
2019-03-08  1:31       ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-03-08 10:04         ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 09/25] printk: remove exclusive console hack John Ogness
2019-02-19 14:03   ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 10/25] printk: redirect emit/store to new ringbuffer John Ogness
2019-02-20  9:01   ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-20 21:25     ` John Ogness
2019-02-22 14:43       ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-22 15:06         ` John Ogness
2019-02-22 15:25           ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-25 12:11       ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-25 16:41         ` John Ogness
2019-02-26  9:45           ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 11/25] printk_safe: remove printk safe code John Ogness
2019-02-22 10:37   ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-22 13:38     ` John Ogness
2019-02-22 15:15       ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 12/25] printk: minimize console locking implementation John Ogness
2019-02-25 13:44   ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 13/25] printk: track seq per console John Ogness
2019-02-25 14:59   ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-26  8:45     ` John Ogness
2019-02-26 13:11       ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 14/25] printk: do boot_delay_msec inside printk_delay John Ogness
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 15/25] printk: print history for new consoles John Ogness
2019-02-26 14:58   ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-26 15:22     ` John Ogness
2019-02-27  9:02       ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-27 10:02         ` John Ogness
2019-02-27 13:12           ` Petr Mladek
2019-03-04  9:24       ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 16/25] printk: implement CON_PRINTBUFFER John Ogness
2019-02-26 15:38   ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 17/25] printk: add processor number to output John Ogness
2019-02-13 22:29   ` John Ogness
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 18/25] console: add write_atomic interface John Ogness
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 19/25] printk: introduce emergency messages John Ogness
2019-03-07  7:30   ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-03-08 10:31     ` Petr Mladek
2019-03-11 12:04       ` John Ogness
2019-03-12  2:51         ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-03-12  2:58       ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 20/25] serial: 8250: implement write_atomic John Ogness
2019-02-27  9:46   ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-27 10:32     ` John Ogness
2019-02-27 13:55       ` Petr Mladek
2019-03-08  4:05         ` John Ogness
2019-03-08  4:17           ` John Ogness
2019-03-08 10:28           ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-12 14:29 ` [RFC PATCH v1 21/25] printk: implement KERN_CONT John Ogness
2019-02-12 14:30 ` [RFC PATCH v1 22/25] printk: implement /dev/kmsg John Ogness
2019-02-12 14:30 ` [RFC PATCH v1 23/25] printk: implement syslog John Ogness
2019-02-12 14:30 ` [RFC PATCH v1 24/25] printk: implement kmsg_dump John Ogness
2019-02-12 14:30 ` [RFC PATCH v1 25/25] printk: remove unused code John Ogness
2019-03-08 14:02   ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2019-03-11  2:46     ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-03-11  8:18       ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2019-03-12  9:38         ` Petr Mladek
2019-02-13  1:31 ` [RFC PATCH v1 00/25] printk: new implementation Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-02-13 13:43   ` John Ogness
2019-03-04  6:39     ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-02-13  1:41 ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-02-13 14:15   ` John Ogness
2019-03-04  5:31     ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-02-13  2:55 ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-02-13 14:43   ` John Ogness
2019-03-04  5:23     ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-03-07  9:53       ` John Ogness
2019-03-08 10:00         ` Petr Mladek
2019-03-11 10:54         ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-03-12 12:38           ` Petr Mladek
2019-03-12 15:15             ` John Ogness
2019-03-13  2:15               ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-03-13  8:19                 ` John Ogness
2019-03-13  8:40                   ` Sebastian Siewior
2019-03-13  9:27                     ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-03-13 10:06                       ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-03-14  9:27                       ` Petr Mladek
2019-03-13  8:46                   ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-03-14  9:14               ` Petr Mladek
2019-03-14  9:35                 ` John Ogness
2019-03-13  2:00             ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-02-13 16:54 ` David Laight
2019-02-13 22:20   ` John Ogness
2020-01-20 23:05 ` Eugeniu Rosca
2020-01-21 23:56   ` John Ogness
2020-01-22  2:34     ` Eugeniu Rosca
2020-01-22  7:31       ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-01-22 16:58         ` Eugeniu Rosca
2020-01-22 19:48           ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-01-24 16:09             ` Eugeniu Rosca
2020-01-27 12:32               ` Petr Mladek
2020-01-27 13:45                 ` Eugeniu Rosca
2020-01-22 10:33       ` John Ogness
2020-01-24 12:13         ` Eugeniu Rosca

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