kgdb patches for 5.7-rc1

Pretty quiet this cycle. Just a couple of small fixes from
myself both of which were reviewed by Doug Anderson to keep
me honest (thanks).

Signed-off-by: Daniel Thompson <>
kdb: Censor attempts to set PROMPT without ENABLE_MEM_READ

Currently the PROMPT variable could be abused to provoke the printf()
machinery to read outside the current stack frame. Normally this
doesn't matter becaues md is already a much better tool for reading
from memory.

However the md command can be disabled by not setting KDB_ENABLE_MEM_READ.
Let's also prevent PROMPT from being modified in these circumstances.

Whilst adding a comment to help future code reviewers we also remove
the #ifdef where PROMPT in consumed. There is no problem passing an
unused (0) to snprintf when !CONFIG_SMP.

Reported-by: Wang Xiayang <>
Signed-off-by: Daniel Thompson <>
Reviewed-by: Douglas Anderson <>
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