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SubjectRe: Crash in msm serial on dragonboard with ftrace bootargs
On Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:05:23 +0530
Sai Prakash Ranjan <saiprakash.ranjan@codeaurora.org> wrote:

> On 10/16/2018 8:59 PM, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > On Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:08:25 +0530
> > Sai Prakash Ranjan <saiprakash.ranjan@codeaurora.org> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> On dragonboard 410c, with "ftrace=function" boot args, the console
> >> output slows down and board resets without any backtrace as below. This
> >> is tested on latest kernel and seems to exist even in older kernels as well.
> >
> > So this only happens when ftrace=function is on the boot console.
> >
>
> Yes. If I do not use boot console, target does not crash.
>


> >
> > Does function tracing work after boot up? That is, without the
> > ftrace=function, can you do:
> >
> > echo function > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/current_tracer
> >
> > without any issue?
> >
>
> Yes ftrace in general works without any issue. I have also tested on
> db820c and sdm845 where "ftrace=function" works fine. I am seeing this
> issue only on db410c board.

OK, can you add to the command line:

ftrace=function ftrace_filter=*schedule*

to see if it's a specific function that may be causing the issue (but
hopefully it's not one of the scheduling functions that caused it).

>
> >>
> >> One more thing is for pstore dmesg-ramoops, I had to change
> >> late_initcall to postcore_initcall which brings the question as to why
> >> we changed to late_initcall?
> >> Simple git blame shows to support crypto compress api, but is it really
> >> helpful? A lot of boottime issues can be caught with pstore enabled at
> >> postcore_initcall rather than late_initcall, this backtrace
> >> is just one example. Is there any way we could change this?
> >
> > Does it break if the crypto is not initialized? Perhaps add a command
> > line flag to have it happen earlier:
> >
>
> I didnt see any breakage, have been using ramoops with postcore_initcall
> for sometime now.
>
> > ramoops=earlyinit
> >
> > and add a postcore_initcall that checks if that flag is set, and if so,
> > it does the work then, and the late_initcall() will do nothing.
> >
> > That way, you can still have unmodified kernels use pstore when it
> > crashes at boot up.
> >
>
> Sounds good.

Great, I guess you can write a patch to do that ;-)

-- Steve

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