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SubjectRe: [PATCH RESEND 1/3] printk: convert byte-buffer to variable-length record buffer
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On Wed, 2012-05-09 at 15:29 +0200, Kay Sievers wrote:

> Can we somehow store the PID of the printk() thread that has left the
> un-terminated line behind in the buffer, and flush it out when the
> next printk() is from a differnt PID? That could prevent the mangling
> of "atomic" printk()s by continuation users, and merging unrelated
> continuation users together.

How about this? It relaxes the need for KERN_CONT, but it limits
continuation lines to repeated calls of the same thread.

If things race against each other, the lines are separated and not
wrongly mixed with the data from other users.

I would be happy with that, as it protects the "atomic" users of
printk() from getting mixed up with continuation users.

Thanks,
Kay


From: Kay Sievers <kay@vrfy.org>
Subject: printk() - do not merge continuation lines of different threads

Signed-off-by: Kay Sievers <kay@vrfy.org>---
---
kernel/printk.c | 18 ++++++++++--------
1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
--- a/kernel/printk.c
+++ b/kernel/printk.c
@@ -1230,12 +1230,13 @@ asmlinkage int vprintk_emit(int facility
static size_t buflen;
static int buflevel;
static char textbuf[LOG_LINE_MAX];
+ static struct task_struct *cont;
char *text = textbuf;
size_t textlen;
unsigned long flags;
int this_cpu;
bool newline = false;
- bool cont = false;
+ bool prefix = false;
int printed_len = 0;

boot_delay_msec();
@@ -1295,20 +1296,17 @@ asmlinkage int vprintk_emit(int facility
case '0' ... '7':
if (level == -1)
level = text[1] - '0';
- text += 3;
- textlen -= 3;
- break;
case 'c': /* KERN_CONT */
- cont = true;
case 'd': /* KERN_DEFAULT */
+ if (text[1] != 'c')
+ prefix = true;
text += 3;
textlen -= 3;
- break;
}
}

- if (buflen && (!cont || dict)) {
- /* no continuation; flush existing buffer */
+ if (buflen && (prefix || dict || cont != current)) {
+ /* flush existing buffer */
log_store(facility, buflevel, NULL, 0, buf, buflen);
printed_len += buflen;
buflen = 0;
@@ -1342,6 +1340,10 @@ asmlinkage int vprintk_emit(int facility
dict, dictlen, text, textlen);
printed_len += textlen;
}
+ cont = NULL;
+ } else {
+ /* remember thread which filled the buffer */
+ cont = current;
}

/*



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