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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/6] staging: lustre: move stack-check macros to libcfs_debug.h
On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 12:17:37PM +1000, NeilBrown wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 16 2018, James Simmons wrote:
>
> >> CDEBUG_STACK() and CHECK_STACK() are macros to help with
> >> debugging, so move them from
> >> drivers/staging/lustre/include/linux/libcfs/linux/libcfs.h
> >> to
> >> drivers/staging/lustre/include/linux/libcfs/libcfs_debug.h
> >>
> >> This seems a more fitting location, and is a step towards
> >> removing linux/libcfs.h and simplifying the include file structure.
> >
> > Nak. Currently the lustre client always enables debugging but that
> > shouldn't be the case. What we do need is the able to turn off the
> > crazy debugging stuff. In the development branch of lustre it is
> > done with CDEBUG_ENABLED. We need something like that in Kconfig
> > much like we have CONFIG_LUSTRE_DEBUG_EXPENSIVE_CHECK. Since we like
> > to be able to turn that off this should be moved to just after
> > LIBCFS_DEBUG_MSG_DATA_DECL. Then from CHECK_STACK down to CWARN()
> > it can be build out. When CDEBUG_ENABLED is disabled CDEBUG_LIMIT
> > would be empty.
>
> So why, exactly, is this an argument to justify a NAK?
> Are you just saying that the code I moved into libcfs_debug.h should be
> moved to somewhere a bit later in the file?
> That can easily be done when it is needed. It isn't needed now so why
> insist on it?
>
> Each patch should do one thing and make clear forward progress. This
> patch gets rid of an unnecessary file and brings related code together.
> I think that qualifies.

I agree, this just deletes an unused file, it changes no functionality
at all. Now applied.

greg k-h

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