LKML Archive on lore.kernel.org
 help / color / Atom feed
From: John Ogness <john.ogness@linutronix.de>
To: Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky.work@gmail.com>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.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, 03 Dec 2019 15:13:36 +0100
Message-ID: <87fti1bipb.fsf@linutronix.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191202154841.qikvuvqt4btudxzg@pathway.suse.cz> (Petr Mladek's message of "Mon, 2 Dec 2019 16:48:41 +0100")

On 2019-12-02, Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com> wrote:
>> +/*
>> + * Sanity checker for reserve size. The ringbuffer code assumes that a data
>> + * block does not exceed the maximum possible size that could fit within the
>> + * ringbuffer. This function provides that basic size check so that the
>> + * assumption is safe.
>> + */
>> +static bool data_check_size(struct prb_data_ring *data_ring, unsigned int size)
>> +{
>> +	struct prb_data_block *db = NULL;
>> +
>> +	/* Writers are not allowed to write data-less records. */
>> +	if (size == 0)
>> +		return false;
>
> I would personally let this decision to the API caller.
>
> The code actually have to support data-less records. They are used
> when the descriptor is reserved but the data block can't get reserved.

Exactly. Data-less records are how the ringbuffer identifies that data
has been lost. If users were allowed to store data-less records, that
destinction is no longer possible (unless I created some extra field in
the descriptor). Does it even make sense for printk to store data-less
records explicitly?

The current printk implementation silently ignores empty messages.

> The above statement might create false feeling that it could not
> happen later in the code. It might lead to bugs in writer code.

Then let me change the statement to describe that data-less records are
used internally by the ringbuffer and cannot be explicitly created by
writers.

> Also reader API users might not expect to get a "valid" data-less
> record.

Readers will never see them. The reader API implementation skips over
data-less records.

John Ogness

  parent 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
2019-12-05 12:01             ` John Ogness
2019-12-03  8:54         ` Petr Mladek
2019-12-03 14:13     ` John Ogness [this message]
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=87fti1bipb.fsf@linutronix.de \
    --to=john.ogness@linutronix.de \
    --cc=andrea.parri@amarulasolutions.com \
    --cc=brendanhiggins@google.com \
    --cc=gregkh@linuxfoundation.org \
    --cc=kexec@lists.infradead.org \
    --cc=linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=peterz@infradead.org \
    --cc=pmladek@suse.com \
    --cc=rostedt@goodmis.org \
    --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