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Date:   Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:37:56 -0400
From:   Sasha Levin <>
Cc:     Hamza Mahfooz <>,
        Jeremy Linton <>,
        Christoph Hellwig <>,
        Sasha Levin <>,,,
Subject: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.14 08/34] dma-debug: prevent an error message from causing runtime problems

From: Hamza Mahfooz <>

[ Upstream commit 510e1a724ab1bf38150be2c1acabb303f98d0047 ]

For some drivers, that use the DMA API. This error message can be reached
several millions of times per second, causing spam to the kernel's printk
buffer and bringing the CPU usage up to 100% (so, it should be rate
limited). However, since there is at least one driver that is in the
mainline and suffers from the error condition, it is more useful to
err_printk() here instead of just rate limiting the error message (in hopes
that it will make it easier for other drivers that suffer from this issue
to be spotted).

Reported-by: Jeremy Linton <>
Signed-off-by: Hamza Mahfooz <>
Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
 kernel/dma/debug.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/dma/debug.c b/kernel/dma/debug.c
index f2faa13534e5..70519f67556f 100644
--- a/kernel/dma/debug.c
+++ b/kernel/dma/debug.c
@@ -567,7 +567,8 @@ static void add_dma_entry(struct dma_debug_entry *entry)
 		pr_err("cacheline tracking ENOMEM, dma-debug disabled\n");
 		global_disable = true;
 	} else if (rc == -EEXIST) {
-		pr_err("cacheline tracking EEXIST, overlapping mappings aren't supported\n");
+		err_printk(entry->dev, entry,
+			"cacheline tracking EEXIST, overlapping mappings aren't supported\n");

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