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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.0-rc1 v17 4/6] printk: Simple implementation for NMI backtracing
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On Wed, 2015-03-04 at 09:21 -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-03-04 at 16:33 +0000, Daniel Thompson wrote:
> > On Wed, 2015-03-04 at 11:20 -0500, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > > On Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:13:21 -0800
> > > Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Wed, 2015-03-04 at 10:12 +0000, Daniel Thompson wrote:
> > > > > Currently there is a quite a pile of code sitting in
> > > > > arch/x86/kernel/apic/hw_nmi.c to support safe all-cpu backtracing from NMI.
> > > > > The code is inaccessible to backtrace implementations for other
> > > > > architectures, which is a shame because they would probably like to be
> > > > > safe too.
> > > > >
> > > > > Copy this code into printk. We'll port the x86 NMI backtrace to it in a
> > > > > later patch.
> > > >
> > > > I think this would be better as a separate file
> > > > rather than increasing the bulk of printk.c
> > > >
> > > I agree, as printk already has its own directory. Perhaps a
> > > "nmi_backtrace.c"?
> >
> > I agree on moving the code. However, after Thomas' review I made sure
> > all the external symbols were prefixed printk_nmi and, as a result of
> > the same review I started using CONFIG_PRINTK_NMI to enable/disable the
> > feature). For that reason I'm much more inclined to name it
> > "printk_nmi.c". Any objections?
>
> Steven's suggestion seems more sensible.
>
> sed 's/CONFIG_PRINTK_NMI/CONFIG_PRINTK_NMI_BACKTRACE/g'
> sed 's/printk_nmi/printk_nmib/g'
> or
> sed 's/printk_nmi/nmi_backtrace/g'
>
> might work well.

Ok. The later rename is consistent and makes is much less likely the
facility will be (accidentally) misused in future.

I'll change like this.



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