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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] net/netfilter/ipvs: Move #define KMSG_COMPONENT to Makefile
On Thu, 2009-10-01 at 02:31 +0200, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> KBUILD_MODNAME is special in that it is derived from the actual
> source filename.

Kind of. It's derived from the module name, not the filename.

> Of course you could put #define KBUILD_MODNAME "foo"
> in your source file, but that is like putting changelogs there
> when they belong into the git log.

I agree with that.

> Well I personally prefer the #include instead of hiding such in
> Makefiles. You know, when newcomers could start doing `grep
> KMSG_COMPONENT *.[ch]`. Perhaps GCC's -include flag in a Makefile
> to avoid #includes in .c files?

I imagine an eventual goal of standardizing the default
pr_fmt define in kernel.h to

#define pr_fmt(fmt) KBUILD_MODNAME ": " fmt

so that all pr_<level> calls get this unless otherwise

Or perhaps better, to get rid of pr_fmt(fmt) altogether and
have printk emit the filename/modulename, function and/or
code offset by using something like %pS after the level.

I see the Makefile use, which I don't really like too much
because of the information hiding, as an intermediate step
until that's possible.

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