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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 2/4] lib/hexdump.c: factor out generic hexdump formatting for reuse.

On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 11:03:50AM +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 05:34:59PM -0700, Life is hard, and then you die wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 09:46:48AM +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > > On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 3:49 AM Ronald Tschalär <ronald@innovation.ch> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > This introduces print_hex_dump_to_cb() which contains all the hexdump
> > > > formatting minus the actual printk() call, allowing an arbitrary print
> > > > function to be supplied instead. And print_hex_dump() is re-implemented
> > > > using print_hex_dump_to_cb().
> > > >
> > > > This allows other hex-dump logging functions to be provided which call
> > > > printk() differently or even log the hexdump somewhere entirely
> > > > different.
>
> > > In any case, don't do it like this. smaller non-recursive printf() is
> > > better than one big receursive call.
> > > When it looks like an optimization, it's actually a regression.
> >
> > Not sure where you see recursion here - are you referring to the
> > callback approach?
>
> %pV is a recursive printf().

Ah!

> > Since dev_printk() ends up calling printk with a
> > dictionary as well as additional formatting, vs print_hex_dump()'s
> > stright use of printk, this seemed like the best way accommodate
> > various possible ways of logging the messages. But as per below I
> > guess this is moot.
>
> I recommend to read this: https://lwn.net/Articles/780556/

Thanks, quite informative.


Cheers,

Ronald

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