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authorAaron Tomlin <atomlin@redhat.com>2014-01-20 17:34:13 +0000
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>2014-01-25 12:13:33 +0100
commit270750dbc18a71b23d660df110e433ff9616a2d4 (patch)
tree9b0400fc3713bd02d31835e8d0315cfbd7ccd912 /Documentation/sysctl
parent2397efb1bb17595b35f31abb40d95074ebc04f1b (diff)
downloadlinux-linaro-stable-270750dbc18a71b23d660df110e433ff9616a2d4.tar.gz
hung_task: Display every hung task warning
When khungtaskd detects hung tasks, it prints out backtraces from a number of those tasks. Limiting the number of backtraces being printed out can result in the user not seeing the information necessary to debug the issue. The hung_task_warnings sysctl controls this feature. This patch makes it possible for hung_task_warnings to accept a special value to print an unlimited number of backtraces when khungtaskd detects hung tasks. The special value is -1. To use this value it is necessary to change types from ulong to int. Signed-off-by: Aaron Tomlin <atomlin@redhat.com> Reviewed-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Acked-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> Cc: oleg@redhat.com Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1390239253-24030-3-git-send-email-atomlin@redhat.com [ Build warning fix. ] Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
index 6d486404200e..4205f3c05cbe 100644
--- a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
@@ -33,6 +33,10 @@ show up in /proc/sys/kernel:
- domainname
- hostname
- hotplug
+- hung_task_panic
+- hung_task_check_count
+- hung_task_timeout_secs
+- hung_task_warnings
- kptr_restrict
- kstack_depth_to_print [ X86 only ]
- l2cr [ PPC only ]
@@ -287,6 +291,44 @@ Default value is "/sbin/hotplug".
==============================================================
+hung_task_panic:
+
+Controls the kernel's behavior when a hung task is detected.
+This file shows up if CONFIG_DETECT_HUNG_TASK is enabled.
+
+0: continue operation. This is the default behavior.
+
+1: panic immediately.
+
+==============================================================
+
+hung_task_check_count:
+
+The upper bound on the number of tasks that are checked.
+This file shows up if CONFIG_DETECT_HUNG_TASK is enabled.
+
+==============================================================
+
+hung_task_timeout_secs:
+
+Check interval. When a task in D state did not get scheduled
+for more than this value report a warning.
+This file shows up if CONFIG_DETECT_HUNG_TASK is enabled.
+
+0: means infinite timeout - no checking done.
+
+==============================================================
+
+hung_task_warning:
+
+The maximum number of warnings to report. During a check interval
+When this value is reached, no more the warnings will be reported.
+This file shows up if CONFIG_DETECT_HUNG_TASK is enabled.
+
+-1: report an infinite number of warnings.
+
+==============================================================
+
kptr_restrict:
This toggle indicates whether restrictions are placed on