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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] printk: Make the console flush configurable in hotplug path
On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 05:08:32PM -0700, Prasad Sodagudi wrote:
> From: Mohammed Khajapasha <mkhaja@codeaurora.org>
>
> The thread which initiates the hot plug can get scheduled
> out, while trying to acquire the console lock,
> thus increasing the hot plug latency. This option
> allows to selectively disable the console flush and
> in turn reduce the hot plug latency.
>
> Signed-off-by: Mohammed Khajapasha <mkhaja@codeaurora.org>
> Signed-off-by: Prasad Sodagudi <psodagud@codeaurora.org>
> ---
> init/Kconfig | 10 ++++++++++
> kernel/printk/printk.c | 10 ++++++++--
> 2 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
> index d6a0b31..9ce39ba 100644
> --- a/init/Kconfig
> +++ b/init/Kconfig
> @@ -699,6 +699,16 @@ config LOG_BUF_SHIFT
> 13 => 8 KB
> 12 => 4 KB
>
> +config CONSOLE_FLUSH_ON_HOTPLUG
> + bool "Enable console flush configurable in hot plug code path"
> + depends on HOTPLUG_CPU
> + def_bool n

n is the default, no need to list it.

> + help
> + In cpu hot plug path console lock acquire and release causes the
> + console to flush. If console lock is not free hot plug latency
> + increases. So make console flush configurable in hot plug path
> + and default disabled to help in cpu hot plug latencies.

Why would you not want this option?

Why isn't this just a bugfix?

> +
> config LOG_CPU_MAX_BUF_SHIFT
> int "CPU kernel log buffer size contribution (13 => 8 KB, 17 => 128KB)"
> depends on SMP
> diff --git a/kernel/printk/printk.c b/kernel/printk/printk.c
> index 9b75f6b..f02d3ef 100644
> --- a/kernel/printk/printk.c
> +++ b/kernel/printk/printk.c
> @@ -2283,6 +2283,8 @@ void resume_console(void)
> console_unlock();
> }
>
> +#ifdef CONFIG_CONSOLE_FLUSH_ON_HOTPLUG
> +
> /**
> * console_cpu_notify - print deferred console messages after CPU hotplug
> * @cpu: unused
> @@ -2302,6 +2304,8 @@ static int console_cpu_notify(unsigned int cpu)
> return 0;
> }
>
> +#endif
> +
> /**
> * console_lock - lock the console system for exclusive use.
> *
> @@ -2974,7 +2978,7 @@ void __init console_init(void)
> static int __init printk_late_init(void)
> {
> struct console *con;
> - int ret;
> + int ret = 0;
>
> for_each_console(con) {
> if (!(con->flags & CON_BOOT))
> @@ -2996,13 +3000,15 @@ static int __init printk_late_init(void)
> unregister_console(con);
> }
> }
> +#ifdef CONFIG_CONSOLE_FLUSH_ON_HOTPLUG

#ifdef in .c code is a mess to maintain.

> ret = cpuhp_setup_state_nocalls(CPUHP_PRINTK_DEAD, "printk:dead", NULL,
> console_cpu_notify);
> WARN_ON(ret < 0);
> ret = cpuhp_setup_state_nocalls(CPUHP_AP_ONLINE_DYN, "printk:online",
> console_cpu_notify, NULL);
> WARN_ON(ret < 0);
> - return 0;
> +#endif

What happens if we don't make these calls entirely? Why not just remove
them as who wants extra latency for their system?

thanks,

greg k-h

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