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authorFeng Tang <feng.tang@intel.com>2019-05-14 15:45:34 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2019-05-14 19:52:51 -0700
commitc39ea0b9dd24bf1bf2baa5cdbfa1905f3065347b (patch)
tree170d9527ad5151dc3eaee71bd1344d765a4d7fd3 /kernel/panic.c
parente178a5beb36960902379040ee0b667fb0a8eee93 (diff)
panic: avoid the extra noise dmesg
When kernel panic happens, it will first print the panic call stack, then the ending msg like: [ 35.743249] ---[ end Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception [ 35.749975] ------------[ cut here ]------------ The above message are very useful for debugging. But if system is configured to not reboot on panic, say the "panic_timeout" parameter equals 0, it will likely print out many noisy message like WARN() call stack for each and every CPU except the panic one, messages like below: WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 280 at kernel/sched/core.c:1198 set_task_cpu+0x183/0x190 Call Trace: <IRQ> try_to_wake_up default_wake_function autoremove_wake_function __wake_up_common __wake_up_common_lock __wake_up wake_up_klogd_work_func irq_work_run_list irq_work_tick update_process_times tick_sched_timer __hrtimer_run_queues hrtimer_interrupt smp_apic_timer_interrupt apic_timer_interrupt For people working in console mode, the screen will first show the panic call stack, but immediately overridden by these noisy extra messages, which makes debugging much more difficult, as the original context gets lost on screen. Also these noisy messages will confuse some users, as I have seen many bug reporters posted the noisy message into bugzilla, instead of the real panic call stack and context. Adding a flag "suppress_printk" which gets set in panic() to avoid those noisy messages, without changing current kernel behavior that both panic blinking and sysrq magic key can work as is, suggested by Petr Mladek. To verify this, make sure kernel is not configured to reboot on panic and in console # echo c > /proc/sysrq-trigger to see if console only prints out the panic call stack. Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1551430186-24169-1-git-send-email-feng.tang@intel.com Signed-off-by: Feng Tang <feng.tang@intel.com> Suggested-by: Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com> Reviewed-by: Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com> Acked-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <rostedt@goodmis.org> Acked-by: Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@gmail.com> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de> Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> Cc: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.com> Cc: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/panic.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/panic.c b/kernel/panic.c
index c1fcaad337b7..a6145050a8da 100644
--- a/kernel/panic.c
+++ b/kernel/panic.c
@@ -321,6 +321,9 @@ void panic(const char *fmt, ...)
pr_emerg("---[ end Kernel panic - not syncing: %s ]---\n", buf);
+ /* Do not scroll important messages printed above */
+ suppress_printk = 1;
for (i = 0; ; i += PANIC_TIMER_STEP) {

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