Re: [RFC][PATCHv6 00/12] printk: introduce printing kernel thread

From: Sergey Senozhatsky
Date: Mon Dec 18 2017 - 20:10:09 EST

On (12/18/17 15:10), Petr Mladek wrote:
> > All this is in the current upstream code as well. Steven's patch
> > should make it better in compare with the current upstream code.
> >
> > Sure, the printk offload approach does all these things better.
> > But there is still the fear that the offload is not reliable
> > in all situations. The lazy offload should handle this well from
> > my POV but I am not 100% sure.
> BTW: There is one interesting thing. If we rely on the kthread
> to handle flood of messages. It might be too slow because it
> reschedules. It might cause loosing messages. Note that
> the kthread should have rather normal priority to avoid
> blocking other processes.

... and this is why preemption is disabled in console_unlock()
in the patch set I have posted.

obviously you haven't even looked at the patches. wonderful.