On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 9:58 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki <raf...@kernel.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 6:01 AM, Ganesh Mahendran
> <opensource.gan...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> single_open() interface requires that the whole output must
>> fit into a single buffer. This will lead to timeout when
>> system memory is not in a good situation.
>
> Did you actually see this problem with this particular file or is it
> theoretical?
>
>> This patch use seq_open() to show wakeup stats. This method
>> need only one page, so timeout will not be observed.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Ganesh Mahendran <opensource.gan...@gmail.com>
>> ---
>>  drivers/base/power/wakeup.c | 71 
>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------
>>  1 file changed, 56 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/base/power/wakeup.c b/drivers/base/power/wakeup.c
>> index ea01621..c64609a 100644
>> --- a/drivers/base/power/wakeup.c
>> +++ b/drivers/base/power/wakeup.c
>> @@ -1029,32 +1029,73 @@ static int print_wakeup_source_stats(struct seq_file 
>> *m,
>>         return 0;
>>  }
>>
>> +static void *wakeup_sources_stats_seq_start(struct seq_file *m,
>> +                                       loff_t *pos)
>> +{
>> +       struct wakeup_source *ws;
>> +       loff_t n = *pos;
>> +
>> +       if (n == 0) {
>> +               seq_puts(m, 
>> "name\t\tactive_count\tevent_count\twakeup_count\t"
>> +                       "expire_count\tactive_since\ttotal_time\tmax_time\t"
>> +                       "last_change\tprevent_suspend_time\n");
>> +       }
>> +
>> +       rcu_read_lock();
>
> The code running after this cannot sleep.  Use
> srcu_read_lock(&wakeup_srcu) instead.

But generally, as Pavel points it out, even under srcu_read_lock()
things cannot be delayed indefinitely (at least for actions other than
freeing up more memory), so the entire approach appears to be flawed.

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