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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] printk: add option to print cpu id
On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM, Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org> wrote:
> Vikram Pandita <vikram.pandita@ti.com> writes:
>
>> From: Vikram Pandita <vikram.pandita@ti.com>
>>
>> Introduce config option to enable CPU id reporting for printk() calls.
>
> What's wrong with using trace_printk for this?

trace_printk works only when you know the _exact_ path in code that
you want to profile.
When you have no idea of a random lockup, then it would be kind of
touch and time consuming
to put trace prints all around the code.

> That's much faster
> anyways. Generally printk is so slow that it's typically useless for
> instrumenting races.
>

As stated in another thread, its found useful to debug some specific cases:
Check thread: http://marc.info/?l=linux-omap&m=134401269106619&w=2

> And really: Wasting 1/3 of the 80 character line is too much.

You _WASTE_ 4 chars only if you are interested in this info by
enabling: CONFIG_PRINTK_CPUID
Just like you _WASTE_ 15 chars when you enable existing: CONFIG_PRINTK_TIME

For general usecase, recommendation would be to keep these options disabled.
Working on shipping products, i find almost all shipping with
CONFIG_PRINTK_TIME enabled, so there must be some value.
Same would hold for the use case being debugged for CPUID enabling.

>
> -Andi
>
> --
> ak@linux.intel.com -- Speaking for myself only


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