Commit 5045bcae authored by Rik van Riel's avatar Rik van Riel Committed by Linus Torvalds
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sysrq: add show-backtrace-on-all-cpus function

SysRQ-P is not always useful on SMP systems, since it usually ends up showing
the backtrace of a CPU that is doing just fine, instead of the backtrace of
the CPU that is having problems.

This patch adds SysRQ show-all-cpus(L), which shows the backtrace of every
active CPU in the system.  It skips idle CPUs because some SMP systems are
just too large and we already know what the backtrace of the idle task looks

[ coding-style fixes]
Signed-off-by: default avatarRik van Riel <>
Randy Dunlap <>
Cc: <>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 6e574195
......@@ -85,6 +85,8 @@ On all - write a character to /proc/sysrq-trigger. e.g.:
'k' - Secure Access Key (SAK) Kills all programs on the current virtual
console. NOTE: See important comments below in SAK section.
'l' - Shows a stack backtrace for all active CPUs.
'm' - Will dump current memory info to your console.
'n' - Used to make RT tasks nice-able
......@@ -196,6 +196,48 @@ static struct sysrq_key_op sysrq_showlocks_op = {
#define sysrq_showlocks_op (*(struct sysrq_key_op *)0)
static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(show_lock);
static void showacpu(void *dummy)
unsigned long flags;
/* Idle CPUs have no interesting backtrace. */
if (idle_cpu(smp_processor_id()))
spin_lock_irqsave(&show_lock, flags);
printk(KERN_INFO "CPU%d:\n", smp_processor_id());
show_stack(NULL, NULL);
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&show_lock, flags);
static void sysrq_showregs_othercpus(struct work_struct *dummy)
smp_call_function(showacpu, NULL, 0, 0);
static DECLARE_WORK(sysrq_showallcpus, sysrq_showregs_othercpus);
static void sysrq_handle_showallcpus(int key, struct tty_struct *tty)
struct pt_regs *regs = get_irq_regs();
if (regs) {
printk(KERN_INFO "CPU%d:\n", smp_processor_id());
static struct sysrq_key_op sysrq_showallcpus_op = {
.handler = sysrq_handle_showallcpus,
.help_msg = "aLlcpus",
.action_msg = "Show backtrace of all active CPUs",
.enable_mask = SYSRQ_ENABLE_DUMP,
static void sysrq_handle_showregs(int key, struct tty_struct *tty)
struct pt_regs *regs = get_irq_regs();
......@@ -340,7 +382,11 @@ static struct sysrq_key_op *sysrq_key_table[36] = {
&sysrq_kill_op, /* i */
NULL, /* j */
&sysrq_SAK_op, /* k */
&sysrq_showallcpus_op, /* l */
NULL, /* l */
&sysrq_showmem_op, /* m */
&sysrq_unrt_op, /* n */
/* o: This will often be registered as 'Off' at init time */
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