[PATCH] x86: make oops_begin and oops_end equal

Alexander van Heukelum heukelum at fastmail.fm
Wed Oct 22 06:18:41 EDT 2008

On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:45:05 -0400, "Neil Horman"
<nhorman at tuxdriver.com> said:
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 05:08:34PM +0200, Alexander van Heukelum wrote:
> > Mostly use the x86_64 version of oops_begin() and oops_end() on
> > i386 too. Changes to the original x86_64 version:
> > 
> Hey, doing a sight review this am here.  Didn't find anything major, but
> I did
> find a few little nits.  comments inlie

Hi Neil,

Thanks for the review. I've sent a redone patch series just a moment
ago, based on your comments. There was also another problem with these
two patches: oops_end(flags, regs, signr) had special behaviour for
regs=NULL that I did not consider before. The series has grown due
to this issue...

>> [...]
> Hmm.  I think this creates the same case that I just fixed in my initial
> post. If we start using oops_end with this here, it may be possible to call
> crash_kexec with the console_sem held.  If that happens, we deadlock.  I
> think you should be able to move this clause up above the bust_spinlocks(0)
> without any issue, and that would take care of that

Indeed. The new series does exactly that.

>> [...]
> This undoes my previous patch.  I realize your second patch fixes it
> properly so the ordering is correct when oops_begin and oops_end are used, but if you
> could rediff so this isn't here, I'd appreciate it.  If these patches are
> committed separately, you'll avoid having the tree in a state where that deadlock
> can reoccur (even if it is just for one commit)

Yeah, I quickly rediffed the patches I already had. The new series
it as is until die_nmi is replaced by the oops_begin/oops_end version.

>> [...]
> If you're going to add the crash_kexec here (which looking at the call
> sites, makes sense to me), you should likely remove it from the critical section
> of die and die_nmi, just to avoid the redundancy.  Same issue as the 32 bit
> version above applies, this needs to happen before you call bust_spinlocks(0).


> Fix those issues, and the rest looks good to me.

I think I've done that ;).


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