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    SubjectRe: [PATCH #2] console lock grabbed too early in printk...
    On Sun, 2 Jul 2000, Chris Lattner wrote:
    > > Not a deadlock, you are breaking rules. A simple "don't do that" fixes
    > > the deadlock.

    > > printk takes only kernel-space addresses. Don't expect it to page
    > > anything in for you. That work should be done in your driver, BEFORE
    > > calling printk.

    > I understand this, but I don't think this is optimal
    > behavior... especially for quick debugging checks.

    It sounds like you really need a private macro or private debugging
    code, not a modification to a function which nearly all kernel code
    calls at one time or another.

    I don't think too many people are going to favor changing printk to be
    optimal for "quick debugging checks"... which involve userland
    addresses and/or paging. printk should be optimal, sure, but this is
    NOT a case the core kernel needs to optimize for.

    > I'll throw together a
    > new patch that will hopefully address some problems...

    What exactly are those problems?



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