[PATCH 4.0-rc1 v17 5/6] x86/nmi: Use common printk functions
daniel.thompson at linaro.org
Fri Mar 6 11:02:10 PST 2015
On Thu, 2015-03-05 at 20:46 +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson at linaro.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2015-03-05 at 01:54 +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > > * Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson at linaro.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Much of the code sitting in arch/x86/kernel/apic/hw_nmi.c to support
> > > > safe all-cpu backtracing from NMI has been copied to printk.c to
> > > > make it accessible to other architectures.
> > > >
> > > > Port the x86 NMI backtrace to the generic code.
> > >
> > > Is there any difference between the generic and the x86 code as they
> > > stand today?
> > Shouldn't be any user observable change but there are some changes,
> > mostly due to review comments.
> > 1. The seq_buf structures are initialized at boot and *after* they
> > are consumed (originally they were initialized just before use).
> > 2. The generic code doesn't maintain an equivalent of backtrace_mask
> > (which was essentially a copy of cpus_online made when backtracing
> > was requested) and instead iterates using for_each_possible_cpu()
> > to initialize and dump the seq_buf:s.
> Ok, I have no fundamental objections:
> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo at kernel.org>
> I suspect you want to carry the x86 bits yourself?
I've done plenty of bisectability testing on this set so patches 4 and 5
could be separated from the set and go via the x86 tree. However with
your ack I hope that taking the patchset via the irqchip route should be
Jason: After I've attended to Joe Perches/Steven Rostedt's comments will
you be comfortable enough to take patches 1-5 through one of your
It would be great to deliver patch 6 too but rmk is having a short break
so getting an ack for that may not work out
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