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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] printk: Add %ptc to safely print a task's comm
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On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 16:56 -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 16:10 -0700, John Stultz wrote:
> > On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 23:54 +0200, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> > > > In my attempt to clean up unprotected comm access, I've noticed
> > > > most comm access is done for printk output. To simplify correct
> > > > locking in these cases, I've introduced a new %ptc format,
> > > > which will print the corresponding task's comm.
> > > > Example use:
> > > > printk("%ptc: unaligned epc - sending SIGBUS.\n", current);
> > > > diff --git a/lib/vsprintf.c b/lib/vsprintf.c
> []
> > > > +static noinline_for_stack
> > > Actually, why noinline? Did your previous version have there some
> > > TASK_COMM_LEN buffer or anything on stack which is not there anymore?
> > No, I was just following how almost all of the pointer() called
> > functions were declared.
> > But with two pointers and a long, I add more then ip6_string() has on
> > the stack, which uses the same notation.
> > But I can drop that bit if there's really no need for it.
>
> vsprintf can be recursive, I think you should keep it.

Ok. I'll keep it then. Thanks!
-john




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