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SubjectRe: [PATCH v10 4/5] core: Add kernel message dumper to call on oopses and panics

* Artem Bityutskiy <dedekind1@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 2009-10-16 at 12:10 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > * Simon Kagstrom <simon.kagstrom@netinsight.net> wrote:
> >
> > > +int kmsg_dump_register(struct kmsg_dumper *dumper)
> > > +{
> > > + unsigned long flags;
> > > +
> > > + /* The dump callback needs to be set */
> > > + if (!dumper->dump)
> > > + return -EINVAL;
> > > +
> > > + spin_lock_irqsave(&dump_list_lock, flags);
> > > +
> > > + /* Don't allow registering multiple times */
> > > + if (dumper->registered) {
> > > + spin_unlock_irqrestore(&dump_list_lock, flags);
> > > +
> > > + return -EBUSY;
> > > + }
> > > +
> > > + dumper->registered = 1;
> > > + list_add(&dumper->list, &dump_list);
> > > + spin_unlock_irqrestore(&dump_list_lock, flags);
> > > +
> > > + return 0;
> > > +}
> > > +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(kmsg_dump_register);
> >
> >
> > i dont want to bikeshed paint this but this sequence caught my eyes. We
> > generally do flatter and clearer locking sequences:
> >
> > int kmsg_dump_register(struct kmsg_dumper *dumper)
> > {
> > unsigned long flags;
> > int err = -EBUSY;
> >
> > /* The dump callback needs to be set */
> > if (!dumper->dump)
> > return -EINVAL;
> >
> > spin_lock_irqsave(&dump_list_lock, flags);
> >
> > /* Don't allow registering multiple times */
> > if (!dumper->registered) {
> > dumper->registered = 1;
> > list_add_tail(&dumper->list, &dump_list);
> > err = 0;
> > }
> >
> > spin_unlock_irqrestore(&dump_list_lock, flags);
> >
> > return err;
> > }
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(kmsg_dump_register);
>
> And while we are on it, I think these extra lines before and after
> spinlocks are unneeded and even a bit annoying :-)

To me they increase readability quite a bit as it allows me to
concentrate on just the inner critical section without the distraction
of the lock/unlock sequence. YMMV.

Ingo


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