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SubjectRe: sched: serial port lockdep warning when offlining CPUs
On (09/28/17 11:04), Levin, Alexander (Sasha Levin) wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 11:38:47AM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> >On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 02:19:46AM -0700, Sasha Levin wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> I seem to be hitting the following warning when offlining CPUs on the
> >> latest -next kernel:
> >>
> >> [289683102.607076] Unregister pv shared memory for cpu 8
> >> [289683102.622922] select_fallback_rq: 3 callbacks suppressed
> >
> >This is because you hit a printk() from the scheduler, that's known
> >broken (along with the rest of printk).
> >
> >You forgot to actually include that printk() though I suspect it reads
> >like:
> >
> > "process %d (%s) no longer affine to cpu%d\n"
> >
> >Now that uses printk_deferred() which _should_ work lots better, but
> >clearly the printk() stuff went wobbly again.
>
> Hm, so is this an actual possible lockup, or just a false positive?

a possible one.

printk() used to lockdep_off()/lockdep_on() in "dangerous places"
before, but not anymore.

-ss

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