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SubjectRe: [patch] generic bug: use show_regs() instead of dump_stack()
Heiko Carstens wrote:
> [patch] generic bug: use show_regs() instead of dump_stack()
> From: Heiko Carstens <>
> The current generic bug implementation has a call to dump_stack() in
> case a WARN_ON(whatever) gets hit. Since report_bug(), which calls
> dump_stack(), gets called from an exception handler we can do better:
> just pass the pt_regs structure to report_bug() and pass it to
> show_regs() in case of a warning. This will give more debug informations
> like register contents, etc... In addition this avoids some pointless
> lines that dump_stack() emits, since it includes a stack backtrace of
> the exception handler which is of no interest in case of a warning.
> E.g. on s390 the following lines are currently always present in a stack
> backtrace if dump_stack() gets called from report_bug():

Yep, seems reasonable to me.

Acked-by: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <>

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