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Date:   Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:46:22 +0206
From:   John Ogness <john.ogness@...utronix.de>
To:     Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>
Cc:     gregkh@...uxfoundation.org, kexec@...ts.infradead.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, parri.andrea@...il.com,
        paulmck@...nel.org, peterz@...radead.org, pmladek@...e.com,
        rostedt@...dmis.org, sergey.senozhatsky.work@...il.com,
        sergey.senozhatsky@...il.com, tglx@...utronix.de,
        torvalds@...ux-foundation.org, swboyd@...omium.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 4/4] printk: use the lockless ringbuffer

On 2020-08-11, Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com> wrote:
> From what I can tell, I think this patch ("printk: use the lockless
> ringbuffer") breaks lx-dmesg in CONFIG_GDB_SCRIPTS.
>
> (gdb) lx-dmesg
> Python Exception <class 'gdb.error'> No symbol "log_first_idx" in specified context.: 
> Error occurred in Python: No symbol "log_first_idx" in specified context.
>
> This command is used to dump the printk log buffer.
>
> It looks like the only places left in the kernel that reference are:
>
> - Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/gdbmacros.txt
> - Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/vmcoreinfo.rst
> - scripts/gdb/linux/dmesg.py
>
> I believe this commit removed log_first_idx, so all of the above
> probably need to be fixed up, too.

Thanks for pointing this out! I will get to work on a patch for this.

John Ogness

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