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SubjectRe: dev_printk output
On Fri, May 19, 2006 at 10:55:44PM -0600, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Fri, May 19, 2006 at 01:28:47PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Fri, May 19, 2006 at 02:11:42PM -0600, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > > On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 01:09:57PM -0700, Patrick Mansfield wrote:
> > > > Funky how loading sd after sg changes the output ... and using the driver
> > > > name as a prefix sometimes messes this up for scsi.
> > > >
> > > > 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
> > > > sd 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
> > >
> > > I find that a bit confusing too. Obviously, we should distinguish
> > > different kinds of bus_id from each other somehow -- but isn't the
> > > obvious thing to use the bus name? That must already be unique as sysfs
> > > relies on it. ie this patch:
> >
> > Yes, not all devices are on a bus, so this will not work. And we want
> > to know the driver that controls the device too. So how about adding
> > the bus if it's not null?
> >
> > Something like (untested):
> > printk(level "%s %s %s: " format , (dev)->bus ? (dev)->bus->name : "", (dev)->driver ? (dev)->driver->name : "", (dev)->bus_id , ## arg)
>
> Then we still get the inconsistency of device names changing as drivers
> are loaded.

The bus id doesn't change, just the "hint" as to who is controling it at
that point in time. Which is something that is needed/wanted by a lot
of people.

> I think we should declare it a bug for devices to not be on a bus.

No! We have a few places already that are devices with no related bus,
and are only getting more and more with the shift away from class_device
to device (see a patch in my quilt tree that allows this.)

thanks,

greg k-h
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