Commit 55bd53a4 authored by Petr Mladek's avatar Petr Mladek Committed by Linus Torvalds
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printk: shrink too long messages

We might want to print at least part of too long messages and add some
warning for debugging purpose.

The question is how long the shrunken message should be.  If we use the
whole buffer, it might get rotated too soon.  Let's try to use only 1/4 of
the buffer for now.

Also shrink the whole dictionary.  We do not want to parse it or break it
in the middle of some pair of values.  It would not cause any real harm
but still.
Signed-off-by: default avatarPetr Mladek <>
Cc: Jan Kara <>
Cc: Jiri Kosina <>
Cc: Kay Sievers <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 85c87043
......@@ -351,6 +351,32 @@ static u32 msg_used_size(u16 text_len, u16 dict_len, u32 *pad_len)
return size;
* Define how much of the log buffer we could take at maximum. The value
* must be greater than two. Note that only half of the buffer is available
* when the index points to the middle.
static const char trunc_msg[] = "<truncated>";
static u32 truncate_msg(u16 *text_len, u16 *trunc_msg_len,
u16 *dict_len, u32 *pad_len)
* The message should not take the whole buffer. Otherwise, it might
* get removed too soon.
u32 max_text_len = log_buf_len / MAX_LOG_TAKE_PART;
if (*text_len > max_text_len)
*text_len = max_text_len;
/* enable the warning message */
*trunc_msg_len = strlen(trunc_msg);
/* disable the "dict" completely */
*dict_len = 0;
/* compute the size again, count also the warning message */
return msg_used_size(*text_len + *trunc_msg_len, 0, pad_len);
/* insert record into the buffer, discard old ones, update heads */
static void log_store(int facility, int level,
enum log_flags flags, u64 ts_nsec,
......@@ -359,13 +385,19 @@ static void log_store(int facility, int level,
struct printk_log *msg;
u32 size, pad_len;
u16 trunc_msg_len = 0;
/* number of '\0' padding bytes to next message */
size = msg_used_size(text_len, dict_len, &pad_len);
/* if message does not fit empty log buffer, ignore it */
if (log_make_free_space(size))
if (log_make_free_space(size)) {
/* truncate the message if it is too long for empty buffer */
size = truncate_msg(&text_len, &trunc_msg_len,
&dict_len, &pad_len);
/* survive when the log buffer is too small for trunc_msg */
if (log_make_free_space(size))
if (log_next_idx + size + sizeof(struct printk_log) > log_buf_len) {
......@@ -381,6 +413,10 @@ static void log_store(int facility, int level,
msg = (struct printk_log *)(log_buf + log_next_idx);
memcpy(log_text(msg), text, text_len);
msg->text_len = text_len;
if (trunc_msg_len) {
memcpy(log_text(msg) + text_len, trunc_msg, trunc_msg_len);
msg->text_len += trunc_msg_len;
memcpy(log_dict(msg), dict, dict_len);
msg->dict_len = dict_len;
msg->facility = facility;
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