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SubjectRe: Regression in v4.19.106 breaking waking up of readers of /proc/kmsg and /dev/kmsg
On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 11:09:49AM +0000, Lech Perczak wrote:
> Hello,
> After upgrading kernel on our boards from v4.19.105 to v4.19.106 we found out that syslog fails to read the messages after ones read initially after opening /proc/kmsg just after booting.
> I also found out, that output of 'dmesg --follow' also doesn't react on new printks appearing for whatever reason - to read new messages, reopening /proc/kmsg or /dev/kmsg was needed.
> I bisected this down to commit 15341b1dd409749fa5625e4b632013b6ba81609b ("char/random: silence a lockdep splat with printk()"), and reverting it on top of v4.19.106 restored correct behaviour.

That is really really odd.

> My test scenario for bisecting was:
> 1. run 'dmesg --follow' as root
> 2. run 'echo t > /proc/sysrq-trigger'
> 3. If trace appears in dmesg output -> good, otherwise, bad. If trace doesn't appear in output of 'dmesg --follow', re-running it will show the trace.
> I ran my tests on Debian 10.3 with configuration based directly on one from 4.19.0-8-amd64 (4.19.98-1) in Qemu.
> I could reproduce the same issue on several boards with x86 and ARMv7 CPUs alike, with 100% reproducibility.
> I haven't yet digged into why exactly this commit breaks notifications for readers of /proc/kmsg and /dev/kmsg, but as reverting it fixed the issue, I'm pretty sure this is the one. It is possible that the same happened in 5.4 line, bu I hadn't had a chance to test this as well yet.

I can revert this, but it feels like there is something else going wrong
here. Can you try the 5.4 tree to see if that too has your same


greg k-h

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