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Subject[tip:sched/core] sched/core: Panic on scheduling while atomic bugs if kernel.panic_on_warn is set
Commit-ID:  748c7201e622d1c24abb4f85072d2e74d12f295f
Author: Daniel Bristot de Oliveira <>
AuthorDate: Fri, 3 Jun 2016 17:10:18 -0300
Committer: Ingo Molnar <>
CommitDate: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 20:17:27 +0200

sched/core: Panic on scheduling while atomic bugs if kernel.panic_on_warn is set

Currently, a schedule while atomic error prints the stack trace to the
kernel log and the system continue running.

Although it is possible to collect the kernel log messages and analyze
it, often more information are needed. Furthermore, keep the system
running is not always the best choice. For example, when the preempt
count underflows the system will not stop to complain about scheduling
while atomic, so the kernel log can wrap around overwriting the first
stack trace, tuning the analysis even more challenging.

This patch uses the kernel.panic_on_warn sysctl to help out on these
more complex situations.

When kernel.panic_on_warn is set to 1, the kernel will panic() in the
schedule while atomic detection.

The default value of the sysctl is 0, maintaining the current behavior.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Bristot de Oliveira <>
Reviewed-by: Luis Claudio R. Goncalves <>
Cc: Christian Borntraeger <>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <>
Cc: Luis Claudio R. Goncalves <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
kernel/sched/core.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
index 28da50a..4e9617a 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/core.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
@@ -3168,6 +3168,9 @@ static noinline void __schedule_bug(struct task_struct *prev)
+ if (panic_on_warn)
+ panic("scheduling while atomic\n");
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