[PATCH 4.0-rc1 v17 4/6] printk: Simple implementation for NMI backtracing
joe at perches.com
Wed Mar 4 09:21:15 PST 2015
On Wed, 2015-03-04 at 16:33 +0000, Daniel Thompson wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-03-04 at 11:20 -0500, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > On Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:13:21 -0800
> > Joe Perches <joe at perches.com> wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2015-03-04 at 10:12 +0000, Daniel Thompson wrote:
> > > > Currently there is a quite a pile of code sitting in
> > > > arch/x86/kernel/apic/hw_nmi.c to support safe all-cpu backtracing from NMI.
> > > > The code is inaccessible to backtrace implementations for other
> > > > architectures, which is a shame because they would probably like to be
> > > > safe too.
> > > >
> > > > Copy this code into printk. We'll port the x86 NMI backtrace to it in a
> > > > later patch.
> > >
> > > I think this would be better as a separate file
> > > rather than increasing the bulk of printk.c
> > >
> > I agree, as printk already has its own directory. Perhaps a
> > "nmi_backtrace.c"?
> I agree on moving the code. However, after Thomas' review I made sure
> all the external symbols were prefixed printk_nmi and, as a result of
> the same review I started using CONFIG_PRINTK_NMI to enable/disable the
> feature). For that reason I'm much more inclined to name it
> "printk_nmi.c". Any objections?
Steven's suggestion seems more sensible.
might work well.
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