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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 3/4] driver core: add dev_print_hex_dump() logging function.

On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 11:37:57AM +0900, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 06:48:06PM -0700, Ronald Tschalär wrote:
> > This is the dev_xxx() analog to print_hex_dump(), using dev_printk()
> > instead of straight printk() to match other dev_xxx() logging functions.
> > ---
> > drivers/base/core.c | 43 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > include/linux/device.h | 15 +++++++++++++++
> > 2 files changed, 58 insertions(+)
>
> No signed-off-by?

Aargh! Apologies, fixed for the future.

> Anyway, no, please do not do this. Please do not dump large hex values
> like this to the kernel log, it does not help anyone.
>
> You can do this while debugging, sure, but not for "real" kernel code.

As used by this driver, it is definitely called for debugging only and
must be explicitly enabled via a module param. But having the ability
for folks to easily generate and print out debugging info has proven
quite valuable.

> Worst case, just create a debugfs file for your device that you can read
> the binary data from if you really need it. For any "normal" operation,
> this is not something that you should ever need.

Ok, can do that.

I'll retract the two print_hex_dump related patches then.


Cheers,

Ronald

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