[PATCH 02/10] watchdog/hardlockup: HAVE_NMI_WATCHDOG must implement watchdog_hardlockup_probe()

Petr Mladek pmladek at suse.com
Wed May 31 00:38:02 AEST 2023

On Fri 2023-05-26 18:41:32, Douglas Anderson wrote:
> Right now there is one arch (sparc64) that selects HAVE_NMI_WATCHDOG
> without selecting HAVE_HARDLOCKUP_DETECTOR_ARCH. Because of that one
> architecture, we have some special case code in the watchdog core to
> handle the fact that watchdog_hardlockup_probe() isn't implemented.
> Let's implement watchdog_hardlockup_probe() for sparc64 and get rid of
> the special case.
> As a side effect of doing this, code inspection tells us that we could
> fix a minor bug where the system won't properly realize that NMI
> watchdogs are disabled. Specifically, on powerpc if
> CONFIG_PPC_WATCHDOG is turned off the arch might still select
> nothing will override the "weak" watchdog_hardlockup_probe() and we'll
> fallback to looking at CONFIG_HAVE_NMI_WATCHDOG.
> Suggested-by: Petr Mladek <pmladek at suse.com>
> Signed-off-by: Douglas Anderson <dianders at chromium.org>

Looks good:

Reviewed-by: Petr Mladek <pmladek at suse.com>

> ---
> Though this does fix a minor bug, I didn't mark this as "Fixes"
> because it's super minor. One could also argue that this wasn't a bug
> at all but simply was never an implemented feature. The code that
> added some amount of dynamicness here was commit a994a3147e4c
> ("watchdog/hardlockup/perf: Implement init time detection of perf")
> which, as per the title, was only intending to make "perf"
> dynamic. The old NMI watchdog presumably has never been handled
> dynamically.

I agree that it is a minor bug and Fixes tag is not needed.

Another motivation is that all the dependencies are quite
complicated. IMHO, it is not worth spending time on
reviewing potential backports.

That said, I am afraid that the artificial intelligence will nominate
this patch for stable backports even without the Fixes tag.
You know, there are the words "fix" and "bug" in the commit message ;-)

Best Regards,

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