[PATCH 1/6] dump_stack: Support adding to the dump stack arch description
akpm at linux-foundation.org
Wed May 6 07:16:47 AEST 2015
On Tue, 5 May 2015 21:12:12 +1000 Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au> wrote:
> Arch code can set a "dump stack arch description string" which is
> displayed with oops output to describe the hardware platform.
> It is useful to initialise this as early as possible, so that an early
> oops will have the hardware description.
> However in practice we discover the hardware platform in stages, so it
> would be useful to be able to incrementally fill in the hardware
> description as we discover it.
> This patch adds that ability, by creating dump_stack_add_arch_desc().
> If there is no existing string it behaves exactly like
> dump_stack_set_arch_desc(). However if there is an existing string it
> appends to it, with a leading space.
> This makes it easy to call it multiple times from different parts of the
> code and get a reasonable looking result.
Some example output in the changelog would be useful, to help people
understand the value. In particular, is there any convention for how
these fields should be presented? "name:value name:value", etc? Or it
is just put random stuff in there, hopefully with self-evident
We're going to blow out the 128 byte dump_stack_arch_desc_str pretty
quickly. Is dynamic allocation a possibility?
> + * dump_stack_add_arch_desc - add arch-specific info to show with task dumps
> + * @fmt: printf-style format string
> + * @...: arguments for the format string
> + *
> + * See dump_stack_set_arch_desc() for why you'd want to use this.
> + *
> + * This version adds to any existing string already created with either
> + * dump_stack_set_arch_desc() or dump_stack_add_arch_desc(). If there is an
> + * existing string a space will be prepended to the passed string.
> + */
> +void __init dump_stack_add_arch_desc(const char *fmt, ...)
> + va_list args;
> + int pos, len;
> + char *p;
> + /*
> + * If there's an existing string we snprintf() past the end of it, and
> + * then turn the terminating NULL of the existing string into a space
> + * to create one string separated by a space.
> + *
> + * If there's no existing string we just snprintf() to the buffer, like
> + * dump_stack_set_arch_desc(), but without calling it because we'd need
> + * a varargs version.
> + */
> + len = strnlen(dump_stack_arch_desc_str, sizeof(dump_stack_arch_desc_str));
> + pos = len;
> + if (len)
> + pos++;
> + if (pos >= sizeof(dump_stack_arch_desc_str))
> + return; /* Ran out of space */
> + p = &dump_stack_arch_desc_str[pos];
> + va_start(args, fmt);
> + vsnprintf(p, sizeof(dump_stack_arch_desc_str) - pos, fmt, args);
> + va_end(args);
This code is almost race-free. A (documented) smp_wmb() in here would
make that 100%?
> + if (len)
> + dump_stack_arch_desc_str[len] = ' ';
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