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Date:	Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:50:05 +0200
From:	Andreas Bombe <aeb@...ian.org>
To:	Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [REGRESSION] Boot hang with 939f04bec printk: enable interrupts
 before calling console_trylock_for_printk()

On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 10:31:37AM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> On Wed 16-07-14 23:34:08, Andreas Bombe wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 10:35:27AM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> > > On Sun 29-06-14 00:50:50, Andreas Bombe wrote:
> > > > None of the post 3.15 kernel boot for me. They all hang at the GRUB
> > > > screen telling me it loaded and started the kernel, but the kernel
> > > > itself stops before it prints anything (or even replaces the GRUB
> > > > background graphics).
> > > > 
> > > > I bisected it down to 939f04bec1a4ef6ba4370b0f34b01decc844b1b1 "printk:
> > > > enable interrupts before calling console_trylock_for_printk()".
> > > > Reverting that patch on the latest kernel (git 24b414d5a7) allows me to
> > > > boot normally. I fixed the conflict in the revert by leaving in the "if
> > > > (in_sched) return printed_len;".
> > > > 
> > > > I have the "early printk via the EFI framebuffer" option enabled,
> > > > disabling it made no difference however.
> > >   Thanks for report. I've been on vacation so I'm replying with a delay. I
> > > believe this is one of the issues where this patch just uncovers underlying
> > > problem - I belive lockdep tries to report some locking issue in console
> > > driver code (this patch increased lockdep coverage of console driver code)
> > > however we are holding some locks in printk code which make lockdep
> > > deadlock. Can you try running with the attached patch?
> > 
> > EUNABLE
> > 
> > You forgot to attach a patch.
>   Bah, sorry. Attaching now.

I don't see anything in /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/trace_pipe or
.../trace (besides the header) with your patch applied. In case you
meant to test it with the problematic printk change, I also tried with
the revert reverted. That still hangs as before without any error report
to see.

I checked the kernel logs and there is also no lockdep report anywhere.
I get the "trace_printk() being used" notice but nothing else of
interest around there. Though the notice should mean trace_printk() was
used at least once?
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