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Subject[PATCH printk 0/5] printk: remove logbuf_lock

Here is the next series for the printk-rework to remove
@logbuf_lock. Since this lock protected more than just the
ringbuffer, a new finer-grained @syslog_lock is introduced.

With this series, vprintk_store() is lockless.

A consequence of this locklessness is that a different method
for using temporary sprint space was needed. A DIY memory
buffer pool has been implemented for this. Since printk is
used before per-cpu variables are available, I felt that this
was the simplest approach. Feel free to throw tomatoes at me
if another approach should be taken. (And please suggest that
other approach.)

Also as a consequence of a lockless vprintk_store() is that
there is no longer a need for the NMI safe buffers. They are
also removed. The safe buffers for printk recursion are still

This series falls in line with the printk-rework plan as
presented [0] at Linux Plumbers in Lisbon 2019.

The series is based on the printk-rework branch of the printk
git tree:

f35efc78add6 ("printk: remove dict ring")

John Ogness

[0] (slide 23)

John Ogness (5):
printk: get new seq before enabling interrupts
printk: kmsg_dump_rewind_nolock: start from first record
printk: use buffer pool for sprint buffers
printk: remove logbuf_lock, add syslog_lock
printk: remove nmi safe buffers

kernel/printk/internal.h | 4 +-
kernel/printk/printk.c | 320 ++++++++++++++++++++++++------------
kernel/printk/printk_safe.c | 64 +-------
3 files changed, 218 insertions(+), 170 deletions(-)


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