Re: [PATCH] mm, debug: mm-introduce-vm_bug_on_mm-fix-fix.patch
From: Joe Perches
Date: Mon Oct 13 2014 - 15:07:48 EST
On Mon, 2014-10-13 at 14:51 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 04:12:04PM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 01:28:48PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > And there is another one hitting during randconfig. The patch makes my
> > > eyes bleed but I don't know about other way without breaking out the
> > > thing into separate parts sounds worse because we can mix with other
> > > messages then.
> > how about something along the lines of..
> > bufptr = buffer = kmalloc()
> > It does introduce an allocation though, which may be problematic
> > in this situation. Depending how big this gets, perhaps make it static
> > instead?
> Now that this landed in Linus tree, I took another stab at it.
> Something like this ? (Untested beyond compiling).
> (The diff doesn't really do it justice, it looks a lot easier to read
> imo after applying).
> There's still some checkpatch style nits, but this should be a lot
> more maintainable assuming it works.
> My one open question is do we care that this isn't reentrant ?
> Do we expect parallel calls to dump_mm from multiple cpus ever ?
> diff --git a/mm/debug.c b/mm/debug.c
> @@ -164,74 +164,85 @@ void dump_vma(const struct vm_area_struct *vma)
> +static char dumpmm_buffer;
Given the maximum single printk is 1024 bytes,
a buffer larger than that 1024 bytes is useless.
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