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Subject[PATCH] dump_stack: convert generic dump_stack into a weak symbol
We want to move dump_stack related functions out of printk C
code and consolidate them in lib/dump_stack file. The reason why
dump_stack_print_info()/etc ended up in printk.c was a "generic"
(dummy) lib dump_stack() function, which archs can override.
For example, blackfin and nds32, define their own EXPORT_SYMBOL
dump_stack() functions.

In case of blackfin that arch-specific dump_stack() symbol invokes
a global dump_stack_print_info() function. So we can't easily move
dump_stack_print_info() to lib/dump_stack, because this way we will
link with lib/dump_stack.o file, which will bring in a generic
dump_stack() symbol with it, causing a multiple definitions error:
- one dump_stack() from arch/blackfin/dumpstack
- the other one from lib/dump_stack

Convert generic dump_stack() into a weak symbol. So we will be
able link with lib/dump_stack and at the same time archs will
be able to override dump_stack(). It also opens up a way for us
to move dump_stack_set_arch_desc(), dump_stack_print_info() and
show_regs_print_info() to lib/dump_stack.

Signed-off-by: Sergey Senozhatsky <>
arch/blackfin/kernel/dumpstack.c | 1 -
arch/nds32/kernel/traps.c | 2 --
lib/dump_stack.c | 4 ++--
3 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/blackfin/kernel/dumpstack.c b/arch/blackfin/kernel/dumpstack.c
index 3c992c1f8ef2..61af017130cd 100644
--- a/arch/blackfin/kernel/dumpstack.c
+++ b/arch/blackfin/kernel/dumpstack.c
@@ -174,4 +174,3 @@ void dump_stack(void)
show_stack(current, &stack);
diff --git a/arch/nds32/kernel/traps.c b/arch/nds32/kernel/traps.c
index 8828b4aeb72b..455bb0787367 100644
--- a/arch/nds32/kernel/traps.c
+++ b/arch/nds32/kernel/traps.c
@@ -166,8 +166,6 @@ void dump_stack(void)
__dump(NULL, base_reg);

void show_stack(struct task_struct *tsk, unsigned long *sp)
unsigned long *base_reg;
diff --git a/lib/dump_stack.c b/lib/dump_stack.c
index c5edbedd364d..02a8ad163760 100644
--- a/lib/dump_stack.c
+++ b/lib/dump_stack.c
@@ -25,7 +25,7 @@ static void __dump_stack(void)
static atomic_t dump_lock = ATOMIC_INIT(-1);

-asmlinkage __visible void dump_stack(void)
+asmlinkage __weak __visible void dump_stack(void)
unsigned long flags;
int was_locked;
@@ -58,7 +58,7 @@ asmlinkage __visible void dump_stack(void)
-asmlinkage __visible void dump_stack(void)
+asmlinkage __weak __visible void dump_stack(void)
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