Re: [PATCH] printk simultaneous oops disentangling

From: Benjamin LaHaise (
Date: Thu Aug 22 2002 - 10:57:29 EST

On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 11:51:14AM -0400, Benjamin LaHaise wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 01:09:18PM +0100, David Howells wrote:
> > Hi Linus,
> >
> > Here's a patch to stop multiple simultaneous oopses on an SMP system from
> > interleaving with and overwriting bits of each other. It only permits lock
> > breaking if the printk lock is held by the same CPU.
> This is still wrong. It should attempt to acquire the locks with a timeout
> before trampling on them, as there may be a printk or other console output
> in progress on the other cpu.

/me must be having a bad week

The patch is actually right, but bust_spinlocks still blindly stops on locks
that may not need to be stomped on.


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