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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 20/24] dyndbg: WIP towards debug-print-class based callsite controls
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On Tue, 2020-06-16 at 15:45 +0200, Petr Mladek wrote:
> On Sat 2020-06-13 09:57:34, Jim Cromie wrote:
> > There are *lots* of ad-hoc debug printing solutions in kernel,
> > this is a 1st attempt at providing a common mechanism for many of them.
>
> I agree that it might make sense to provide some common mechanism.
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> My problem with this approach is that it is too generic. Each class
> would have different meaning in each subsystem.
>
> It might help to replace any existing variants. But it would be hard
> for developers debugging the code. They would need to study/remember
> the meaning of these groups for particular subsystems. They would
> need to set different values for different messages.
>
> Could you please provide more details about the potential users?
> Would be possible to find some common patterns and common
> meaning of the groups?

I doubt the utility of common patterns.
Verbosity is common but groupings are not.

Look at the DRM patterns vs other groups.

$ git grep 'MODULE_PARM_DESC.*debug'


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