[PATCH v3] arm: Fix backtrace generation when IPI is masked

Thomas Gleixner tglx at linutronix.de
Tue Sep 22 03:59:00 PDT 2015

On Tue, 15 Sep 2015, Daniel Thompson wrote:

> Currently on ARM when <SysRq-L> is triggered from an interrupt handler
> (e.g. a SysRq issued using UART or kbd) the main CPU will wedge for ten
> seconds with interrupts masked before issuing a backtrace for every CPU
> except itself.
> The new backtrace code introduced by commit 96f0e00378d4 ("ARM: add
> basic support for on-demand backtrace of other CPUs") does not work
> correctly when run from an interrupt handler because IPI_CPU_BACKTRACE
> is used to generate the backtrace on all CPUs but cannot preempt the
> current calling context.
> This can be fixed by detecting that the calling context cannot be
> preempted and issuing the backtrace directly in this case. Issuing
> directly leaves us without any pt_regs to pass to nmi_cpu_backtrace()
> so we also modify the generic code to call dump_stack() when its
> argument is NULL.
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson at linaro.org>

For the genric part.

Acked-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx at linutronix.de>

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