Re: [debug patch] printk: Add a printk killswitch to robustify NMIwatchdog messages

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Mon Jun 06 2011 - 11:10:13 EST

On Mon, 2011-06-06 at 16:58 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2011-06-05 at 17:13 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >
> > > Now, this patch alone just removes a debugging check - but i'm not
> > > sure the debugging check is correct - we take the pi_lock in a raw
> > > way - which means it's not lockdep covered.
> >
> > Ever since tglx did s/raw_/arch_/g raw_ is covered by lockdep.
> It's not lockdep covered due to the lockdep_off(), or am i missing
> something?

Your initial stmt was about the raw_ part, raw_ locks are tracked by
lockdep ever since tglx renamed them to arch_ and introduced new raw_

But yeah, the lockdep_off() stuff also disables all tracking, on top of
that it also makes lock_is_held() return an unconditional false (even if
the lock was acquired before lockdep_off and thus registered).

My patch that fixes lock_is_held() should avoid false
lockdep_assert_held() explosions and this this printk() while rq->lock

Removing lockdep_off() usage from printk() would also be nice, but Mike
triggered logbuf_lock <-> rq->lock inversion with that due to the
up(&console_sem) wakeup muck.

Ideally we'd pull the up() out from under logbuf_lock, am looking at
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