Re: [RFC] With 8250 Designware UART, if writes to the LCR failed the kernel will hung up

From: Zhang Zhen
Date: Tue Mar 10 2015 - 21:20:57 EST

On 2015/3/10 21:25, Peter Hurley wrote:
> On 03/09/2015 10:47 PM, Tim Kryger wrote:
>> The current workaround of clearing fifos and retrying a fixed number
>> of times isn't ideal but I'm not sure what else can be done given the
>> way this hardware works.
> But hanging the machine is not an acceptable outcome.
> Since the hang stems from the printk while already holding the port->lock,
> until I can fix the console write, I think it's best to comment out
> the dev_err() with a FIXME note.

Yeahïi agree.
> The 8250 console write already checks port->sysrq to allow printk from
> within the driver so this solution just needs to be generalized.
> And there are debug uses of printk() from within the driver that are just
> as broken, so this isn't the only use case. (I want to do something
> similar for the au_serial-* i/o accessors too).
> Regards,
> Peter Hurley
> .

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