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SubjectRe: [PATCH 07/10] TTY: switch tty_schedule_flip
On 02/01/2013 09:39 PM, Peter Hurley wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-02-01 at 16:06 +0100, Jiri Slaby wrote:
>> On 02/01/2013 01:37 PM, Peter Hurley wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2013-01-03 at 15:53 +0100, Jiri Slaby wrote:
>>>> Now, we start converting tty buffer functions to actually use
>>>> tty_port. This will allow us to get rid of the need of tty in many
>>>> call sites. Only tty_port will needed and hence no more
>>>> tty_port_tty_get in those paths.
>>>>
>>>> This is the last one: tty_schedule_flip
>>>
>>> [snip]
>>>
>>>> diff --git a/drivers/tty/vt/keyboard.c b/drivers/tty/vt/keyboard.c
>>>> index 5aace4d..a9af1b9a 100644
>>>> --- a/drivers/tty/vt/keyboard.c
>>>> +++ b/drivers/tty/vt/keyboard.c
>>>> @@ -307,26 +307,17 @@ int kbd_rate(struct kbd_repeat *rep)
>>>> */
>>>> static void put_queue(struct vc_data *vc, int ch)
>>>> {
>>>> - struct tty_struct *tty = vc->port.tty;
>>>> -
>>>> tty_insert_flip_char(&vc->port, ch, 0);
>>>> - if (tty) {
>>>> - tty_schedule_flip(tty);
>>>> - }
>>>> + tty_schedule_flip(&vc->port);
>>>> }
>>>>
>>>> static void puts_queue(struct vc_data *vc, char *cp)
>>>> {
>>>> - struct tty_struct *tty = vc->port.tty;
>>>> -
>>>> - if (!tty)
>>>> - return;
>>>> -
>>>> while (*cp) {
>>>> tty_insert_flip_char(&vc->port, *cp, 0);
>>>> cp++;
>>>> }
>>>> - tty_schedule_flip(tty);
>>>> + tty_schedule_flip(&vc->port);
>>>> }
>>>
>>> Umm. So even though the vt driver knows the tty has been shutdown,
>>> keystrokes will still be buffered? And then fed to whichever tty happens
>>> to next get installed on the same port?
>>
>> Unless I completely missed something, they should be flushed. If that's
>> not the case, that's a bug. I will check next week.
>
> Ok.
>
> I'm fairly sure this is happening. Try repeatedly tapping arrow-down
> while booting (I suggest a VM) and you won't be able to login at tty1
> (ie, text mode). Repeatable 1 time in 5 or so.

I can reproduce... with 3.0! Are you sure this is new and introduced by
the tty buffers switch?

> FWIW, I don't agree that the best way is to flush the flip buffers. Why
> buffer and then schedule the cpu to do work which we already know it
> can't do and which we're going to discard anyway?

Because the drivers needn't care whether there is any tty behind and
listening. This simplifies and speeds up the paths _a lot_. No spin
locks, no ttys around, no two code paths etc.

> In any event, since -next is already carrying these patches, and
> by-design, these patches _expect_ the tty to be NULL, are you going to
> remove the warning in flush_to_ldisc() or shall I?

I think I don't understand you here, could you elaborate?

thanks,
--
js
suse labs


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