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SubjectRe: [PATCH printk v5 1/1] printk: extend console_lock for per-console locking
On 2022-05-02, Marek Szyprowski <> wrote:
> Data written to /dev/kmsg and all kernel logs were always displayed
> correctly. Also data written directly to /dev/ttyAML0 is displayed
> properly on the console. The latter doesn't however trigger the input
> related activity.
> It looks that the data read from the uart is delivered only if other
> activity happens on the kernel console. If I type 'reboot' and press
> enter, nothing happens immediately. If I type 'date >/dev/ttyAML0' via
> ssh then, I only see the date printed on the console. However if I
> type 'date >/dev/kmsg', the the date is printed and reboot happens.

I suppose if you login via ssh and check /proc/interrupts, then type
some things over serial, then check /proc/interrupts again, you will see
there have been no interrupts for the uart. But interrupts for other
devices are happening. Is this correct?

> For comparison, here is a 't' sysrq result from the 'working' serial
> console (next-20220429), which happens usually 1 of 4 boots:

This still looks odd to me. We should be seeing a trace originating from
ret_from_fork+0x10/0x20 and kthread+0x118/0x11c.

I wonder if the early creation of the thread is somehow causing
problems. Could you try the following patch to see if it makes a
difference? I would also like to see the sysrq-t output with this patch

---------------- BEGIN PATCH ---------------
diff --git a/kernel/printk/printk.c b/kernel/printk/printk.c
index 2311a0ad584a..c4362d25de22 100644
--- a/kernel/printk/printk.c
+++ b/kernel/printk/printk.c
@@ -3837,7 +3837,7 @@ static int __init printk_activate_kthreads(void)

return 0;

#if defined CONFIG_PRINTK
/* If @con is specified, only wait for that console. Otherwise wait for all. */
---------------- END PATCH ---------------
Thanks for your help with this!


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