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SubjectRe: [PATCH] RFC: x86/smp: use printk_deferred in native_smp_send_reschedule
On Wed, May 8, 2019 at 9:53 AM Sergey Senozhatsky
<sergey.senozhatsky.work@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On (05/08/19 16:44), Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
> > [..]
> > > static void native_smp_send_reschedule(int cpu)
> > > {
> > > if (unlikely(cpu_is_offline(cpu))) {
> > > - WARN(1, "sched: Unexpected reschedule of offline CPU#%d!\n", cpu);
> > > + printk_deferred(KERN_WARNING
> > > + "sched: Unexpected reschedule of offline CPU#%d!\n", cpu);
> > > return;
> > > }
> > > apic->send_IPI(cpu, RESCHEDULE_VECTOR);
> >
> > Hmm,
> > One thing to notice here is that the CPU in question is offline-ed,
> > and printk_deferred() is a per-CPU type of deferred printk(). So the
> > following thing
> >
> > __this_cpu_or(printk_pending, PRINTK_PENDING_OUTPUT);
> > irq_work_queue(this_cpu_ptr(&wake_up_klogd_work));
> >
> > might not print anything at all. In this particular case we always
> > need another CPU to do console_unlock(), since this_cpu() is not
> > really expected to do wake_up_klogd_work_func()->console_unlock().
>
> D'oh... It's remote CPU which is offline, not this_cpu().
> Sorry, my bad!

Well I started reading, then freaked out about the WARN_ON in
irq_work_queue_on until I realized that's not the one we're calling
either :-)

> Any printk-related patch in this area will make PeterZ really-really
> angry :)

Hm any more context for someone with no clue about this? Just that the
dependencies are already terribly complex and it's not going to get
better, or something more specific?

> printk_deferred(), just like prinkt_safe(), depends on IRQ work;
> printk_safe(), however, can redirect multiple lines, unlike
> printk_deferred(). So if you want to keep the backtrace, you may
> do something like
>
> if (unlikely(cpu_is_offline(cpu))) {
> printk_safe_enter(...);
> WARN(1, "sched: Unexpected reschedule of offline CPU#%d!\n",
> cpu);
> printk_safe_exit(...);
> return;
> }
>
> I think, in this case John's reworked-printk can do better than
> printk_safe/printk_deferred.

Hm I think this is what Petr was suggesting, but somehow I didn't find
the printk_safe_* functions and didn't connect the dots. Needs the
_irqsave variants I guess, I'll respin a v2 of this.
-Daniel
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Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
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