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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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