Merge tag 'printk-for-5.10' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/printk/linux
Pull printk updates from Petr Mladek:
"The big new thing is the fully lockless ringbuffer implementation,
including the support for continuous lines. It will allow to store and
read messages in any situation wihtout the risk of deadlocks and
without the need of temporary per-CPU buffers.
The access is still serialized by logbuf_lock. It synchronizes few
more operations, for example, temporary buffer for formatting the
message, syslog and kmsg_dump operations. The lock removal is being
discussed and should be ready for the next release.
The continuous lines are handled exactly the same way as before to
avoid regressions in user space. It means that they are appended to
the last message when the caller is the same. Only the last message
can be extended.
The data ring includes plain text of the messages. Except for an
integer at the beginning of each message that points back to the
descriptor ring with other metadata.
The dictionary has to stay. journalctl uses it to filter the log. It
allows to show messages related to a given device. The dictionary
values are stored in the descriptor ring with the other metadata.
This is the first part of the printk rework as discussed at Plumbers
2019, see https://firstname.lastname@example.org. The
next big step will be handling consoles by kthreads during the normal
system operation. It will require special handling of situations when
the kthreads could not get scheduled, for example, early boot,
- Add John Ogness as a reviewer for printk subsystem. He is author of
the rework and is familiar with the code and history.
- Fix locking in serial8250_do_startup() to prevent lockdep report.
- Few code cleanups"
* tag 'printk-for-5.10' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/printk/linux: (27 commits)
printk: Use fallthrough pseudo-keyword
printk: reduce setup_text_buf size to LOG_LINE_MAX
printk: avoid and/or handle record truncation
printk: remove dict ring
printk: move dictionary keys to dev_printk_info
printk: move printk_info into separate array
printk: reimplement log_cont using record extension
printk: ringbuffer: add finalization/extension support
printk: ringbuffer: change representation of states
printk: ringbuffer: clear initial reserved fields
printk: ringbuffer: add BLK_DATALESS() macro
printk: ringbuffer: relocate get_data()
printk: ringbuffer: avoid memcpy() on state_var
printk: ringbuffer: fix setting state in desc_read()
kernel.h: Move oops_in_progress to printk.h
scripts/gdb: update for lockless printk ringbuffer
scripts/gdb: add utils.read_ulong()
docs: vmcoreinfo: add lockless printk ringbuffer vmcoreinfo
printk: reduce LOG_BUF_SHIFT range for H8300
printk: ringbuffer: support dataless records