LKML Archive on lore.kernel.org
 help / color / Atom feed
From: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
To: Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky.work@gmail.com>
Cc: John Ogness <john.ogness@linutronix.de>,
	Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Andrea Parri <andrea.parri@amarulasolutions.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@gmail.com>,
	Brendan Higgins <brendanhiggins@google.com>,
	kexec@lists.infradead.org
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v5 1/3] printk-rb: new printk ringbuffer implementation (writer)
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2019 09:18:43 -0500
Message-ID: <20191203091843.678461e4@gandalf.local.home> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191203011721.GH93017@google.com>

On Tue, 3 Dec 2019 10:17:21 +0900
Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky.work@gmail.com> wrote:

> > > BTW: If I am counting correctly. The ABA problem would happen when
> > > exactly 2^30 (1G) messages is written in the mean time.  
> > 
> > All the ringbuffer code assumes that the use of index numbers handles
> > the ABA problem (i.e. there must not be 1 billion printk's within an
> > NMI). If we want to support 1 billion+ printk's within an NMI, then
> > perhaps the index number should be increased. For 64-bit systems it
> > would be no problem to go to 62 bits. For 32-bit systems, I don't know
> > how well the 64-bit atomic operations are supported.  
> 
> ftrace dumps from NMI (DUMP_ALL type ftrace_dump_on_oops on a $BIG
> machine)? 1G seems large enough, but who knows.

ftrace dump from NMI is the most likely case to hit this, but when that
happens, you are in debugging mode, and the system usually becomes
unreliable at this moment. I agree with Petr, that we should not
complicate the code more to handle this theoretical condition.

-- Steve

  reply index

Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-28  1:52 [RFC PATCH v5 0/3] printk: new ringbuffer implementation John Ogness
2019-11-28  1:52 ` [RFC PATCH v5 1/3] printk-rb: new printk ringbuffer implementation (writer) John Ogness
2019-12-02 15:48   ` Petr Mladek
2019-12-02 15:59     ` Petr Mladek
2019-12-02 16:37       ` John Ogness
2019-12-03  1:17         ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-12-03 14:18           ` Steven Rostedt [this message]
2019-12-05 12:01             ` John Ogness
2019-12-03  8:54         ` Petr Mladek
2019-12-03 14:13     ` John Ogness
2019-12-03 14:36       ` Petr Mladek
2019-12-09  9:19     ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-12-09  7:42   ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-12-09  9:00     ` John Ogness
2019-12-09  9:27   ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-12-09  9:34     ` John Ogness
2019-12-21 14:22   ` Andrea Parri
2019-12-23 16:01     ` John Ogness
2020-01-03 10:24       ` Petr Mladek
2020-01-04 14:33         ` Andrea Parri
2019-11-28  1:52 ` [RFC PATCH v5 2/3] printk-rb: new printk ringbuffer implementation (reader) John Ogness
2019-12-03 12:06   ` Petr Mladek
2019-12-03 13:46     ` John Ogness
2019-12-04 12:54       ` Petr Mladek
2019-12-04 13:28         ` John Ogness
2019-12-09  8:43   ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-12-09  9:03     ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-12-09  9:09     ` John Ogness
2019-11-28  1:52 ` [RFC PATCH v5 3/3] printk-rb: add test module John Ogness
2019-12-09  8:44   ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-12-05 13:46 ` [RFC PATCH v5 0/3] printk: new ringbuffer implementation Prarit Bhargava
2019-12-05 14:05   ` John Ogness
2019-12-06 14:16     ` Prarit Bhargava
2020-01-27 12:20 ` Eugeniu Rosca

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Interleaved_style

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to=20191203091843.678461e4@gandalf.local.home \
    --to=rostedt@goodmis.org \
    --cc=andrea.parri@amarulasolutions.com \
    --cc=brendanhiggins@google.com \
    --cc=gregkh@linuxfoundation.org \
    --cc=john.ogness@linutronix.de \
    --cc=kexec@lists.infradead.org \
    --cc=linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=peterz@infradead.org \
    --cc=pmladek@suse.com \
    --cc=sergey.senozhatsky.work@gmail.com \
    --cc=sergey.senozhatsky@gmail.com \
    --cc=tglx@linutronix.de \
    --cc=torvalds@linux-foundation.org \
    /path/to/YOUR_REPLY

  https://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-send-email.html

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link

LKML Archive on lore.kernel.org

Archives are clonable:
	git clone --mirror https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/0 lkml/git/0.git
	git clone --mirror https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/1 lkml/git/1.git
	git clone --mirror https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/2 lkml/git/2.git
	git clone --mirror https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/3 lkml/git/3.git
	git clone --mirror https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/4 lkml/git/4.git
	git clone --mirror https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/5 lkml/git/5.git
	git clone --mirror https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/6 lkml/git/6.git
	git clone --mirror https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/7 lkml/git/7.git
	git clone --mirror https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/8 lkml/git/8.git

	# If you have public-inbox 1.1+ installed, you may
	# initialize and index your mirror using the following commands:
	public-inbox-init -V2 lkml lkml/ https://lore.kernel.org/lkml \
		linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
	public-inbox-index lkml

Example config snippet for mirrors

Newsgroup available over NNTP:
	nntp://nntp.lore.kernel.org/org.kernel.vger.linux-kernel


AGPL code for this site: git clone https://public-inbox.org/public-inbox.git