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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/2] tracing/events: make __string() more general


    On Tue, 26 May 2009, Li Zefan wrote:

    > This changes __string(..., src) to __string(..., len), thus makes it more
    > general, and then block TRACE_EVENT() can use it.
    >
    > Also introduce __fetch_str(), which is used in TP_assign() and returns
    > the address of the string, while __get_str() is used in TP_print().
    >
    > [ Impact: TRACE_EVENT api change ]

    What's the reason for the change?

    Is it to handle NULL pointers? If so, lets change the ftrace.h to handle
    it instead.

    This is why I like the Impact line really be a "rational" line.
    "TRACE_EVENT api change" is meaningless to me.

    -- Steve


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