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authorPrarit Bhargava <prarit@redhat.com>2012-01-26 08:55:34 -0500
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2012-01-26 21:28:45 +0100
commitb0f4c4b32c8e3aa0d44fc4dd6c40a9a9a8d66b63 (patch)
tree7387d97d5b69c587ae67a46de025468d474e0eb4 /kernel/watchdog.c
parentb64b223aed5f8aeeb6c046f1b050a8f976b87de0 (diff)
bugs, x86: Fix printk levels for panic, softlockups and stack dumps
rsyslog will display KERN_EMERG messages on a connected terminal. However, these messages are useless/undecipherable for a general user. For example, after a softlockup we get: Message from syslogd@intel-s3e37-04 at Jan 25 14:18:06 ... kernel:Stack: Message from syslogd@intel-s3e37-04 at Jan 25 14:18:06 ... kernel:Call Trace: Message from syslogd@intel-s3e37-04 at Jan 25 14:18:06 ... kernel:Code: ff ff a8 08 75 25 31 d2 48 8d 86 38 e0 ff ff 48 89 d1 0f 01 c8 0f ae f0 48 8b 86 38 e0 ff ff a8 08 75 08 b1 01 4c 89 e0 0f 01 c9 <e8> ea 69 dd ff 4c 29 e8 48 89 c7 e8 0f bc da ff 49 89 c4 49 89 This happens because the printk levels for these messages are incorrect. Only an informational message should be displayed on a terminal. I modified the printk levels for various messages in the kernel and tested the output by using the drivers/misc/lkdtm.c kernel modules (ie, softlockups, panics, hard lockups, etc.) and confirmed that the console output was still the same and that the output to the terminals was correct. For example, in the case of a softlockup we now see the much more informative: Message from syslogd@intel-s3e37-04 at Jan 25 10:18:06 ... BUG: soft lockup - CPU4 stuck for 60s! instead of the above confusing messages. AFAICT, the messages no longer have to be KERN_EMERG. In the most important case of a panic we set console_verbose(). As for the other less severe cases the correct data is output to the console and /var/log/messages. Successfully tested by me using the drivers/misc/lkdtm.c module. Signed-off-by: Prarit Bhargava <prarit@redhat.com> Cc: dzickus@redhat.com Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1327586134-11926-1-git-send-email-prarit@redhat.com Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/watchdog.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/watchdog.c b/kernel/watchdog.c
index 1d7bca7f4f52..d117262deba3 100644
--- a/kernel/watchdog.c
+++ b/kernel/watchdog.c
@@ -296,7 +296,7 @@ static enum hrtimer_restart watchdog_timer_fn(struct hrtimer *hrtimer)
if (__this_cpu_read(soft_watchdog_warn) == true)
- printk(KERN_ERR "BUG: soft lockup - CPU#%d stuck for %us! [%s:%d]\n",
+ printk(KERN_EMERG "BUG: soft lockup - CPU#%d stuck for %us! [%s:%d]\n",
smp_processor_id(), duration,
current->comm, task_pid_nr(current));