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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] panic: Enable to print out all printk msg in buffer
On (04/10/19 10:02), Petr Mladek wrote:
> On Wed 2019-04-10 10:59:26, Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
> > On (04/09/19 16:14), Petr Mladek wrote:
> > > We should:
> > >
> > > + Flush the latest messages before we replay the log.
> >
> > Do you mean the pending messages? When we replay the log we also should
> > print "header line" and panic-cpu backtrace. So we will print panic-cpu
> > oops twice
>
> console_flush_on_panic() is just the last resort. I believe
> that the panic header and backtrace reach the console even
> without it in most cases. Explicit flush before reply
> would just make it consistent.

I would agree. On big systems console_sem is usually unlocked (no fbcon,
no DRI, no tty writers, etc.) On desktops, laptops, and embedded device,
however, killing the kernel with console_sem locked is not entirely
uncommon.

> The panic() message is usually the most important one for debugging.
> I feel a bit uneasy that we would delay it until full replay that
> might get killed from several reasons:
>
> + external monitoring system would force reboot
>
> + user might realize, e.g. after 20 minutes, that the full
> log reply was probably not worth it.
>
> I understand that people enabling this option would most likely
> wait but still. I do not see it as a big deal to repeat
> the messages.

Well, OK, this sounds reasonable. At the same time this option
depends on panic_print, which is probably debugging option anyway
and panic_print output can get a bit large and time consuming, so
maybe external monitors are not part of the picture when panic_print
is used. But no real objections; need to make sure that no one else,
except panic, will ever use that new symbol.

-ss

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