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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.19 regression fix] printk: For early boot messages check loglevel when flushing the buffer
On (09/05/18 06:53), Hans de Goede wrote:
> >
> > Do you use earlycon?
>
> No, I'm seeing this with the regular/normal console stuff.

OK, thanks for the report!
So I think that your case is CON_PRINTBUFFER related as well. We have
a number of logbuf messages before we parse quiet and console_loglevel.
Those messages pass the suppress_message() test. Then when we finally
register a CON_PRINTBUFFER console we update console_loglevel and flush
all logbuf messages, but console_loglevel does not matter anymore.

> > > This commit fixes this by setting a new LOG_CHK_LEVEL on early boot
> > > messages and doing the loglevel check for these while flushing as before.
> > >
> >
> > Hmm, OK, chances are we need to re-think 375899cddcbb. It might be
> > the case that we sort of broke CON_PRINTBUFFER handling.
> >
> > console_loglevel = CONSOLE_LOGLEVEL_MOTORMOUTH
> > register CON_PRINTBUFFER console
> > -> no debug output
> >
> > So I think that when console_unlock() re-flushes already seen logbuf
> > messages to a newly registered exclusive [CON_PRINTBUFFER] console we
> > probably need to look at the current console_loglevel in console_unlock()
> > loop.
>
> So if it breaks quiet and the above use-case maybe we should revert
> 375899cddcbb for now?

Maybe all we need to do is to re-introduce suppress_message() check to
console_unlock() when we have exclusive console set (IOW, when we re-flush
logbuf messages to a CON_PRINTBUFFER console).

Just a demonstration of the idea. It does not look very good, tho.
I'd rather have just one suppress_message_printing() in printk code.

// This is not a proposed patch, hence the 80-cols violation.

---

diff --git a/kernel/printk/printk.c b/kernel/printk/printk.c
index c036f128cdc3..231ac18423e1 100644
--- a/kernel/printk/printk.c
+++ b/kernel/printk/printk.c
@@ -2416,7 +2416,7 @@ void console_unlock(void)
break;

msg = log_from_idx(console_idx);
- if (msg->flags & LOG_NOCONS) {
+ if (msg->flags & LOG_NOCONS || (exclusive_console && suppress_message_printing(msg->level))) {
/*
* Skip record if !ignore_loglevel, and
* record has level above the console loglevel.
---
We are still early in 4.19 -rcs, let's wait a bit and hear from Steven
and Petr, they have bright ideas oftentimes.

-ss

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