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SubjectRe: garbled oopsen
>>> Can these be cleaned up in any reasonable way?
>> It needs some additional spinlock in there. People have moaned for over a
>> year, patches have been floating about but nobody has taken the time to
>> finish one off and submit it.
> I considered it for x86-64 and even implemented it, but never submitted
> in fear of deadlocks e.g. when an oops recurses. For this a
> spinlock_timeout() would be useful. Print anyways when you cannot get the
> lock in a second or two.

The trouble is that the subsystems you want may be broken (eg timers).
IMHO it's better to just spew whatever you can (the current crap) ...
wait a couple of seconds, then have another go at doing it properly.

That way people can't complain it's worse than it is now in any way ;-)


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