Re: [PATCH 2/3] printk: Add %ptc to safely print a task's comm
From: Joe Perches
Date: Mon May 16 2011 - 19:56:46 EST
On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 16:10 -0700, John Stultz wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 23:54 +0200, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> > > In my attempt to clean up unprotected comm access, I've noticed
> > > most comm access is done for printk output. To simplify correct
> > > locking in these cases, I've introduced a new %ptc format,
> > > which will print the corresponding task's comm.
> > > Example use:
> > > printk("%ptc: unaligned epc - sending SIGBUS.\n", current);
> > > diff --git a/lib/vsprintf.c b/lib/vsprintf.c
> > > +static noinline_for_stack
> > Actually, why noinline? Did your previous version have there some
> > TASK_COMM_LEN buffer or anything on stack which is not there anymore?
> No, I was just following how almost all of the pointer() called
> functions were declared.
> But with two pointers and a long, I add more then ip6_string() has on
> the stack, which uses the same notation.
> But I can drop that bit if there's really no need for it.
vsprintf can be recursive, I think you should keep it.
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