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SubjectRe: [patch 2/17] Add a WARN() macro that acts like WARN_ON()+printk
On Fri, 11 Jul 2008 12:19:49 -0700
Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 8 Jul 2008 09:40:23 -0700 Arjan van de Ven
> <arjan@infradead.org> wrote:
>
> > From: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
> >
> > Add a WARN() macro that acts like WARN_ON(), with the added feature
> > that it takes a printk like argument that is printed as part of the
> > warning message.
> >
>
> Apart from a little whitespace tweak, this is identical to what I
> already had.
>
> > +#define WARN_ONCE(condition, format...)
> > ({ \
> > + static int
> > __warned; \
> > + int __ret_warn_once
> > = !!(condition); \
> > + \
> > + if
> > (unlikely(__ret_warn_once)) \
> > + if (WARN(!__warned, format))
> > \
> > + __warned =
> > 1; \
> > + unlikely(__ret_warn_once); \
> > +})
>
> Except it adds this operation, without describing it at all in the
> changelog.
>
> Is this some brainfart, or am I missing something? I can see some
> sense in a WARN_ONCE(format...), but not in a WARN_ONCE() which takes
> a `condition' and should be called WARN_ON_ONCE(), which we already
> have.

WARN_ON_ONCE() doesn't take printk arguments. So WARN_ONCE() is
WAR_ON_ONCE() with printk arguments...


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