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SubjectRe: [PATCH 6/9] nbd: Restructure debugging prints
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On Sun, 2015-02-15 at 23:20 +0100, Markus Pargmann wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 03:48:06AM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> > On Fri, 2015-02-13 at 12:24 +0100, Markus Pargmann wrote:
> > > On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 02:05:27AM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> > > > On Fri, 2015-02-13 at 10:58 +0100, Markus Pargmann wrote:
> > > > > On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 01:08:48PM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> > > > > > On Thu, 2015-02-12 at 21:57 +0100, Markus Pargmann wrote:
> > > > > > > dprintk has some name collisions with other frameworks and drivers. It
> > > > > > > is also not necessary to have these custom debug print filters. Dynamic
> > > > > > > debug offers the same amount of filtered debugging.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > This patch replaces all dprintks with dev_dbg(). It also removes the
> > > > > > > ioctl dprintk which prints the ingoing ioctls which should be
> > > > > > > replaceable by strace or similar stuff.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Perhaps add
> > > > > >
> > > > > > #define nbd_dbg(nbd, fmt, ...) \
> > > > > > dev_dbg(disk_to_dev((nbd)->disk), "%s: " fmt, \
> > > > > > nbd->disk->disk_name, ##__VA_ARGS__)
> > > > >
> > > > > I am not really happy with those custom debug print macros. What do you
> > > > > think about an inline function 'nbd_to_dev' instead?
> > > >
> > > > Wouldn't that change the output?
> > > > What would the output look like?
> > >
> > > I meant a function that just translates struct nbd_device* to struct
> > > device*. That wouldn't change the output.
> > > > > > > diff --git a/drivers/block/nbd.c b/drivers/block/nbd.c
> > > > > > []
> > > > > > > +static void nbd_end_request(struct nbd_device *nbd, struct request *req)
> > > > > > > {
> > > > > > > int error = req->errors ? -EIO : 0;
> > > > > > > struct request_queue *q = req->q;
> > > > > > > unsigned long flags;
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > - dprintk(DBG_BLKDEV, "%s: request %p: %s\n", req->rq_disk->disk_name,
> > > > > > > - req, error ? "failed" : "done");
> > > > > > > + dev_dbg(disk_to_dev(nbd->disk), "%s: request %p: %s\n",
> > > > > > > + req->rq_disk->disk_name, req, error ? "failed" : "done");
> > > > > >
> > > > > > so this becomes
> > > > > >
> > > > > > nbd_dbg(nbd, "request %p: %s\n",
> > > > > > req, error ? "failed" : "done");
> > > > >
> > > > > so this would be:
> > > > > nbd_dbg(nbd_to_dev(nbd), "request %p: %s\n",
> > > > > req, error ? "failed" : "done");
> > > >
> > > > I don't see much value in that style,
> > > > but I don't manage the code either.
> > >
> > > Oh sorry, I meant to write:
> > > dev_dbg(nbd_to_dev(nbd), "request %p: %s\n",
> > > req, error ? "failed" : "done");
> > >
> > > So the normal dev_dbg call is still there and the expression to get the
> > > device from a nbd_device struct is shorter.
> >
> > Is nbd->disk->disk_name the same string as
> > disk_to_dev((nbd)->disk)->name?
> >
> > What's the output of the conversion in this patch?
>
> Oh yes, thanks, that's twice the device name then. Will fix that.
>
> >
> > - dprintk(DBG_BLKDEV, "%s: request %p: %s\n", req->rq_disk->disk_name,
> > - req, error ? "failed" : "done");
> > + dev_dbg(disk_to_dev(nbd->disk), "%s: request %p: %s\n",
> > + req->rq_disk->disk_name, req, error ? "failed" : "done");
> >
> > Should this conversion be as you wrote above
> >
> > dev_dbg(nbd_to_dev(nbd), "request %p: %s\n",
> > req, error ? "failed" : "done");
> >
> > If so, then there's probably not much use in a
> > custom nbd_dbg macro.
> >
> > There is some value though in classifying blocks of
> > debugging output akin to the use of netif_msg_<type>.
> >
> > That is lost with these conversions.
>
> It is still possible to enable/disable particular dev_dbg calls using
> the dynamic debug interface.

Yes, true, but not by type, only all/none/specific.

I've previously proposed mechanisms to categorize
dynamic debugging output by type.





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