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lib: Add backtrace_idle parameter to force backtrace of idle CPUs

Currently, the nmi_cpu_backtrace() declines to produce backtraces for
idle CPUs.  This is a good choice in the common case in which problems are
caused only by non-idle CPUs.  However, there are occasionally situations
in which idle CPUs are helping to cause problems.  This commit therefore
adds an nmi_backtrace.backtrace_idle kernel boot parameter that causes
nmi_cpu_backtrace() to dump stacks even of idle CPUs.

Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@kernel.org>
Cc: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: <linux-doc@vger.kernel.org>
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Paul E. McKenney 10 months ago
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2 changed files with 9 additions and 1 deletions
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      Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
  2. +5
    -1
      lib/nmi_backtrace.c

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Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt View File

@ -3073,6 +3073,10 @@
and gids from such clients. This is intended to ease
migration from NFSv2/v3.
nmi_backtrace.backtrace_idle [KNL]
Dump stacks even of idle CPUs in response to an
NMI stack-backtrace request.
nmi_debug= [KNL,SH] Specify one or more actions to take
when a NMI is triggered.
Format: [state][,regs][,debounce][,die]


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- 1
lib/nmi_backtrace.c View File

@ -85,12 +85,16 @@ void nmi_trigger_cpumask_backtrace(const cpumask_t *mask,
put_cpu();
}
// Dump stacks even for idle CPUs.
static bool backtrace_idle;
module_param(backtrace_idle, bool, 0644);
bool nmi_cpu_backtrace(struct pt_regs *regs)
{
int cpu = smp_processor_id();
if (cpumask_test_cpu(cpu, to_cpumask(backtrace_mask))) {
if (regs && cpu_in_idle(instruction_pointer(regs))) {
if (!READ_ONCE(backtrace_idle) && regs && cpu_in_idle(instruction_pointer(regs))) {
pr_warn("NMI backtrace for cpu %d skipped: idling at %pS\n",
cpu, (void *)instruction_pointer(regs));
} else {


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