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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 0/2] printk: Console owner and waiter logic cleanup
On Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:55:37 +0100
Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com> wrote:

> > I'm not fixing console_unlock(), I'm fixing printk(). BTW, all my
> > kernels are CONFIG_PREEMPT (I'm a RT guy), my mind thinks more about
> > PREEMPT kernels than !PREEMPT ones.
>
> I would say that the patch improves also console_unlock() but only in
> non-preemttive context.
>
> By other words, it makes console_unlock() finite in preemptible context
> (limited by buffer size). It might still be unlimited in
> non-preemtible context.

Since I'm worried most about printk(), I would argue to make printk
console unlock always non-preempt.

preempt_disable();
if (console_trylock_spinning())
console_unlock();
preempt_enable();

-- Steve

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