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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ttyprintk: Add TTY hangup callback.
On Mon 2021-04-26 18:42:05, Samo Pogačnik wrote:
> Dne 26.04.2021 (pon) ob 12:00 +0200 je Petr Mladek napisal(a):
> > It does not matter how much buffering games you play. As long as you
> > use printk() to store single lines into the kernel logbuffer they
> > alway could be interleaved with lines from other processes/CPUs.
> Exactly. The only purpose of ttyprintk buffering is to mark any begining of
> lines occurring within the userspace-string written into ttyprintk TTY. The
> marked lines do not originate in the kernel source code, which is not obvious
> otherwise (imho this is importannt). Even the CONFIG_PRINTK_CALLER=y does not
> give this information, if the task ID printed does not live anymore.

I guess that you mean TPK_PREFIX + "[U] ".

> > I am not sure if I understand the problem. But why does ttyprintk need
> > any buffer at all. AFAIK, the use-case is to pass any written data into the
> > kernel logbuffer via printk()?
> (see above - it is not something the kernel is telling you)

But you could do this already in tpk_write(). I mean that you could
parse the given buffer, copy each line to a temporary buffer,
and call printk(TPK_PREFIX "[U] %s\n", tmp_buf).

Why is it postponed to tpk_close()?

IMHO, the printk() in tpk_write() might simplify the logic a bit.

> > Why tpk_write() does not call printk() directly?
> (see above)
> >
> > If you call printk() directly, the caller_id would be from the process
> > that really wrote the data/message.
> It can be a kernel-code originating message printk-ed on behalf of a user task
> or a kernel-code originating message on behalf of a kernel task. Or it may be a
> user-code originating message on behalf of its task, when printk-ed via
> ttyprintk.

Exactly. Now, I am not sure if you think that this good or bad.

IMHO, it is much better to use caller_id of the process/context that
wrote the data/message instead of the process that caused the final

Anyway, it is not a big deal. We could leave the code as is if it
works for you. My mine intention was to stop the ideas of per-task
buffers and additional complexity. It was just an idea how to
simplify the code instead.

Best Regards,

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