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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 0/2] printk: Console owner and waiter logic cleanup
On (01/23/18 15:40), Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
[..]
> Why do we even use irq_work for printk_safe?
>
> Okay... So, how about this. For printk_safe we use system_wq for flushing.
> IOW, we flush from a task running exactly on the same CPU which hit printk
> recursion, not from IRQ. From vprintk_safe() recursion, we queue work on
> *that* CPU. Which gives us the following thing: if CPU stuck in
> console_unlock() loop with preemption disabled, then system_wq does not
> schedule on that CPU and we, thus, don't flush printk_safe buffer from that
> CPU. But if CPU can reschedule, then we are kinda OK to flush printk_safe
> buffer, printing extra messages from that CPU will not lock it up, because
> it's in preemptible context.
>
> Thoughts?

A slightly reworked version:
a) Do not check console_locked
b) Do not have irq_work fast path for printk_safe buffer
c) Which lets to union WQ/IRQ work structs - we use only IRQ work for
NMI buffers, and only WQ work for SAFE buffers
d) And also to refactor the code

From: Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@gmail.com>
Subject: [PATCH] printk/safe: use system_wq to flush printk_safe buffers

---
kernel/printk/printk_safe.c | 52 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
1 file changed, 40 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/printk/printk_safe.c b/kernel/printk/printk_safe.c
index 3e3c2004bb23..6c8c82cedccb 100644
--- a/kernel/printk/printk_safe.c
+++ b/kernel/printk/printk_safe.c
@@ -22,6 +22,7 @@
#include <linux/cpumask.h>
#include <linux/irq_work.h>
#include <linux/printk.h>
+#include <linux/workqueue.h>

#include "internal.h"

@@ -49,7 +50,12 @@ static int printk_safe_irq_ready __read_mostly;
struct printk_safe_seq_buf {
atomic_t len; /* length of written data */
atomic_t message_lost;
- struct irq_work work; /* IRQ work that flushes the buffer */
+ union {
+ /* IRQ work that flushes NMI buffer */
+ struct irq_work irq_flush_work;
+ /* WQ work that flushes SAFE buffer */
+ struct work_struct wq_flush_work;
+ };
unsigned char buffer[SAFE_LOG_BUF_LEN];
};

@@ -61,10 +67,18 @@ static DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct printk_safe_seq_buf, nmi_print_seq);
#endif

/* Get flushed in a more safe context. */
-static void queue_flush_work(struct printk_safe_seq_buf *s)
+static void queue_irq_flush_work(struct printk_safe_seq_buf *s)
{
if (printk_safe_irq_ready)
- irq_work_queue(&s->work);
+ irq_work_queue(&s->irq_flush_work);
+}
+
+static void queue_wq_flush_work(struct printk_safe_seq_buf *s)
+{
+ if (printk_safe_irq_ready)
+ queue_work_on(smp_processor_id(),
+ system_wq,
+ &s->wq_flush_work);
}

/*
@@ -89,7 +103,6 @@ static __printf(2, 0) int printk_safe_log_store(struct printk_safe_seq_buf *s,
/* The trailing '\0' is not counted into len. */
if (len >= sizeof(s->buffer) - 1) {
atomic_inc(&s->message_lost);
- queue_flush_work(s);
return 0;
}

@@ -112,7 +125,6 @@ static __printf(2, 0) int printk_safe_log_store(struct printk_safe_seq_buf *s,
if (atomic_cmpxchg(&s->len, len, len + add) != len)
goto again;

- queue_flush_work(s);
return add;
}

@@ -186,12 +198,10 @@ static void report_message_lost(struct printk_safe_seq_buf *s)
* Flush data from the associated per-CPU buffer. The function
* can be called either via IRQ work or independently.
*/
-static void __printk_safe_flush(struct irq_work *work)
+static void __printk_safe_flush(struct printk_safe_seq_buf *s)
{
static raw_spinlock_t read_lock =
__RAW_SPIN_LOCK_INITIALIZER(read_lock);
- struct printk_safe_seq_buf *s =
- container_of(work, struct printk_safe_seq_buf, work);
unsigned long flags;
size_t len;
int i;
@@ -243,6 +253,22 @@ static void __printk_safe_flush(struct irq_work *work)
raw_spin_unlock_irqrestore(&read_lock, flags);
}

+static void irq_flush_work_fn(struct irq_work *work)
+{
+ struct printk_safe_seq_buf *s =
+ container_of(work, struct printk_safe_seq_buf, irq_flush_work);
+
+ __printk_safe_flush(s);
+}
+
+static void wq_flush_work_fn(struct work_struct *work)
+{
+ struct printk_safe_seq_buf *s =
+ container_of(work, struct printk_safe_seq_buf, wq_flush_work);
+
+ __printk_safe_flush(s);
+}
+
/**
* printk_safe_flush - flush all per-cpu nmi buffers.
*
@@ -256,9 +282,9 @@ void printk_safe_flush(void)

for_each_possible_cpu(cpu) {
#ifdef CONFIG_PRINTK_NMI
- __printk_safe_flush(&per_cpu(nmi_print_seq, cpu).work);
+ __printk_safe_flush(this_cpu_ptr(&nmi_print_seq));
#endif
- __printk_safe_flush(&per_cpu(safe_print_seq, cpu).work);
+ __printk_safe_flush(this_cpu_ptr(&safe_print_seq));
}
}

@@ -300,6 +326,7 @@ static __printf(1, 0) int vprintk_nmi(const char *fmt, va_list args)
{
struct printk_safe_seq_buf *s = this_cpu_ptr(&nmi_print_seq);

+ queue_irq_flush_work(s);
return printk_safe_log_store(s, fmt, args);
}

@@ -343,6 +370,7 @@ static __printf(1, 0) int vprintk_safe(const char *fmt, va_list args)
{
struct printk_safe_seq_buf *s = this_cpu_ptr(&safe_print_seq);

+ queue_wq_flush_work(s);
return printk_safe_log_store(s, fmt, args);
}

@@ -387,11 +415,11 @@ void __init printk_safe_init(void)
struct printk_safe_seq_buf *s;

s = &per_cpu(safe_print_seq, cpu);
- init_irq_work(&s->work, __printk_safe_flush);
+ INIT_WORK(&s->wq_flush_work, wq_flush_work_fn);

#ifdef CONFIG_PRINTK_NMI
s = &per_cpu(nmi_print_seq, cpu);
- init_irq_work(&s->work, __printk_safe_flush);
+ init_irq_work(&s->irq_flush_work, irq_flush_work_fn);
#endif
}

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