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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2008-03-24 19:25:08 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2008-03-24 19:25:08 -0700
commit266c2e0abeca649fa6667a1a427ad1da507c6375 (patch)
tree9eb832b4c5de234cc789eae00a36a1337cefe451 /kernel/printk.c
parent5f7b703fe2be40db5a2bf136ac9e44cf5db267cc (diff)
downloadlinux-266c2e0abeca649fa6667a1a427ad1da507c6375.tar.gz
Make printk() console semaphore accesses sensible
The printk() logic on when/how to get the console semaphore was unreadable, this splits the code up into a few helper functions and makes it easier to follow what is going on. Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/printk.c')
-rw-r--r--kernel/printk.c83
1 files changed, 48 insertions, 35 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/printk.c b/kernel/printk.c
index 9adc2a473e6..c46a20a19a1 100644
--- a/kernel/printk.c
+++ b/kernel/printk.c
@@ -616,6 +616,40 @@ asmlinkage int printk(const char *fmt, ...)
/* cpu currently holding logbuf_lock */
static volatile unsigned int printk_cpu = UINT_MAX;
+/*
+ * Can we actually use the console at this time on this cpu?
+ *
+ * Console drivers may assume that per-cpu resources have
+ * been allocated. So unless they're explicitly marked as
+ * being able to cope (CON_ANYTIME) don't call them until
+ * this CPU is officially up.
+ */
+static inline int can_use_console(unsigned int cpu)
+{
+ return cpu_online(cpu) || have_callable_console();
+}
+
+/*
+ * Try to get console ownership to actually show the kernel
+ * messages from a 'printk'. Return true (and with the
+ * console_semaphore held, and 'console_locked' set) if it
+ * is successful, false otherwise.
+ *
+ * This gets called with the 'logbuf_lock' spinlock held and
+ * interrupts disabled. It should return with 'lockbuf_lock'
+ * released but interrupts still disabled.
+ */
+static int acquire_console_semaphore_for_printk(unsigned int cpu)
+{
+ int retval = 0;
+
+ if (can_use_console(cpu))
+ retval = !try_acquire_console_sem();
+ printk_cpu = UINT_MAX;
+ spin_unlock(&logbuf_lock);
+ return retval;
+}
+
const char printk_recursion_bug_msg [] =
KERN_CRIT "BUG: recent printk recursion!\n";
static int printk_recursion_bug;
@@ -725,43 +759,22 @@ asmlinkage int vprintk(const char *fmt, va_list args)
log_level_unknown = 1;
}
- if (!down_trylock(&console_sem)) {
- /*
- * We own the drivers. We can drop the spinlock and
- * let release_console_sem() print the text, maybe ...
- */
- console_locked = 1;
- printk_cpu = UINT_MAX;
- spin_unlock(&logbuf_lock);
+ /*
+ * Try to acquire and then immediately release the
+ * console semaphore. The release will do all the
+ * actual magic (print out buffers, wake up klogd,
+ * etc).
+ *
+ * The acquire_console_semaphore_for_printk() function
+ * will release 'logbuf_lock' regardless of whether it
+ * actually gets the semaphore or not.
+ */
+ if (acquire_console_semaphore_for_printk(this_cpu))
+ release_console_sem();
- /*
- * Console drivers may assume that per-cpu resources have
- * been allocated. So unless they're explicitly marked as
- * being able to cope (CON_ANYTIME) don't call them until
- * this CPU is officially up.
- */
- if (cpu_online(smp_processor_id()) || have_callable_console()) {
- console_may_schedule = 0;
- release_console_sem();
- } else {
- /* Release by hand to avoid flushing the buffer. */
- console_locked = 0;
- up(&console_sem);
- }
- lockdep_on();
- raw_local_irq_restore(flags);
- } else {
- /*
- * Someone else owns the drivers. We drop the spinlock, which
- * allows the semaphore holder to proceed and to call the
- * console drivers with the output which we just produced.
- */
- printk_cpu = UINT_MAX;
- spin_unlock(&logbuf_lock);
- lockdep_on();
+ lockdep_on();
out_restore_irqs:
- raw_local_irq_restore(flags);
- }
+ raw_local_irq_restore(flags);
preempt_enable();
return printed_len;