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Subject[PATCH] kernel/printk: prevent deadlock at calling kmsg_dump from NMI context
Function kmsg_dump could be invoked from NMI context intentionally or
accidentally because it is called at various oops/panic paths.
Kernel message dumpers are not ready to work in NMI context right now.
They could deadlock on lockbuf_lock or break internal structures.

Theoretically some dumpers could be fixed and marked as NMI-safe.
Right now it's safer to print warning once and give up.

Signed-off-by: Konstantin Khlebnikov <>
kernel/printk/printk.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/printk/printk.c b/kernel/printk/printk.c
index 1888f6a3b694..2b83820bdc57 100644
--- a/kernel/printk/printk.c
+++ b/kernel/printk/printk.c
@@ -3104,6 +3104,9 @@ void kmsg_dump(enum kmsg_dump_reason reason)
struct kmsg_dumper *dumper;
unsigned long flags;

+ if (WARN_ON_ONCE(in_nmi()))
+ return;
if ((reason > KMSG_DUMP_OOPS) && !always_kmsg_dump)

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