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Date:	Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:42:43 +0800
From:	Jane Li <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>
CC:	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	Daniel Vetter <>, Jan Kara <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] printk: fix one circular lockdep warning about console_lock

On 02/12/2014 05:19 AM, Andrew Morton wrote:

>> There are three locks involved in two sequence:
>> a) pm suspend:
>> 	console_lock (@suspend_console())
>> 	cpu_add_remove_lock (@disable_nonboot_cpus())
>> 	cpu_hotplug.lock (@_cpu_down())
> But but but.  suspend_console() releases console_sem again.

Console_lock does not refer to console_sem but console_lock_dep_map. Its name is console_lock. Suspend_console() does not release console_lock_dep_map.

> So the
> sequence is actually
>   	down(&console_sem) (@suspend_console())

	   acquire(&console_lock_dep_map) (&suspend_console())

>   	up(&console_sem) (@suspend_console())
>   	cpu_add_remove_lock (@disable_nonboot_cpus())
>   	cpu_hotplug.lock (@_cpu_down())
> So console_sem *doesn't* nest outside cpu_add_remove_lock and
> cpu_hotplug.lock.

Add console_lock in the sequence.

>> b) Plug-out CPUx:
>> 	cpu_add_remove_lock (@(cpu_down())
>> 	cpu_hotplug.lock (@_cpu_down())
>> 	console_lock (@console_cpu_notify()) => Lockdeps prints warning log.
>> There should be not real deadlock, as flag of console_suspended can
>> protect this.
> console_lock() does down(&console_sem) *before* testing
> console_suspended, so I don't understand this sentence - a more
> detailed description would help.

After suspend_console(), console_sem is unlocked, but console_lock_dep_map has been acquired.

Best Regards,

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