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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] printk: Have printk() never buffer its data
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Kay Sievers <kay@vrfy.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 2:41 AM, Michael Neuling <mikey@neuling.org> wrote:
>
> >> > Does this happen only very early during bootup, or also later when the
> >> > box fully initialized?
> >
> > I'm seeing during boot but not later (xmon (ppc kernel debugger) doesn't
> > see it if I do 'echo x > /proc/sysrq-trigger') . I wouldn't say
> > it's "very early boot". It's a secondary CPU coming up and the primary
> > is waiting for it. We've already configured the console when this
> > happens.
>
> Sounds like an early boot console.
>
> >> > The output of 'dmesg' later looks always correct, right?
> >
> > No, dmesg also has the extra new lines: eg
> >
> > <4>NIP: c00000000004e234 LR: c00000000004e230 CTR: 0000000000000000
> > <4>REGS: c00000007c3b7b50 TRAP: 0700 Tainted: G W (3.5.0-rc4-mikey)
> > <4>MSR: 9000000000021032
> > <4><
> > <4>SF
> > <4>,HV
> > <4>,ME
> > <4>,IR
> > <4>,DR
> > <4>,RI
> > <4>>
> > <4> CR: 28000042 XER: 22000000
>
> Can you please paste the output of /dev/kmsg of this section? So we
> can see the timestamps and what really went into the record buffer.

Sure.

4,89,24561;NIP: c000000000048164 LR: c000000000048160 CTR: 0000000000000000
4,90,24576;REGS: c00000007e59fb50 TRAP: 0700 Tainted: G W (3.5.0-rc4-mikey)
4,91,24583;MSR: 9000000000021032
4,92,24586;<
4,93,24591;SF
4,94,24596;,HV
4,95,24601;,ME
4,96,24606;,IR
4,97,24611;,DR
4,98,24616;,RI
4,99,24619;>
4,100,24628; CR: 28000042 XER: 22000000

>
> >> Could you possibly try this patch?
> >
> > Sorry, doesn't help. It also reprints the entire boot log to the
> > console once the console get inited.
>
> Which is the normal behaviour to do that, right? We should not have
> touched any of that logic.

Not until this patch you asked me to try. Hence why I noted it.

Mikey


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