Re: PREEMPT_RT (2.6.33-rt17) disabled printk-to-console afterconsole_init

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Thu May 20 2010 - 05:55:26 EST

Please stop top posting !

On Thu, 20 May 2010, Sujit K M wrote:

> >>> Well, obviously it's unsafe if you remove safety checks. And if you
> >>> care to look at the changelog of kernel/printk.c you'll find out why.
> >>
> >> Hmm... did a quick look and could not find anything related there.
> >> Could you please give a pointer?

Gah, yes. The changelog of the commit is not really helpful. Let me

The console drivers might take locks, which are converted to "sleeping
locks" in preempt-rt. As a result we cannot call into those drivers
from atomic contexts. And that's what the checks in the printk code

Hope that helps.



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