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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/6: v4] lockdep: Make MAX_STACK_TRACE_ENTRIES configurable.


On Wed, 16 Jun 2010, Peter Zijlstra wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-06-16 at 22:37 +0200, John Kacur wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, 16 Jun 2010, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> >
> > > On Tue, 2010-06-15 at 00:21 +0200, John Kacur wrote:
> > > > Certain debug configurations that have LOCKDEP turned on, run into the limit
> > > > where the MAX_STACK_TRACE_ENTRIES are too small. Rather than simply turning
> > > > off the locking correctness validator, let the user configure this value
> > > > to something reasonable for their system.
> > > >
> > > > This patch was generated against 2.6.33.5-rt23 but is also intended to be
> > > > picked-up for mainline.
> > >
> > > NACK
> > >
> > > patches like 4726f2a617ebd868a4fdeb5679613b897e5f1676 are the way to go.
> >
> > I've been testing 4726f2a617ebd868a4fdeb5679613b897e5f1676 in rt
> > (Thomas has it in tip/rt/2.6.33 now) and so far it is doing the trick for
> > me, at least on my laptop. I still need to test it on larger machines.
> > However, this problem seems to continuably come up, and I'm not the only
> > one who has expessed the wish / need to have this tunable.
>
> And simply increasing the number without thought is the worst approach
> ever and I'm simply not going to merge it.
>
> Also, google doesn't seem to index msg-ids, so I've no idea what you're
> referring to.
> --

The first mail in which Gregory also expressed desire to make this tunable
is here
http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/4/21/123

The second in which Sven said in certain configurations they might even
tune it down (decrease) is here.
http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/4/21/183


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