[lustre-devel] [PATCH v4 10/13] staging: lustre: lnet: lnet: checkpatch.pl fixes

Drokin, Oleg oleg.drokin at intel.com
Fri May 22 01:08:44 PDT 2015

On May 22, 2015, at 1:06 AM, Julia Lawall wrote:

> On Thu, 21 May 2015, Michael Shuey wrote:
>> That's a task (of many) I've been putting on the back burner until the code
>> is cleaner.  It's also a HUGE change, since there are debug macros
>> everywhere, and they all check a #define'd mask to see if they should fire,
>> and the behavior is likely governed by parts of the lustre user land tools
>> as well.
>> Suggestions are welcome.  Do other parts of the linux kernel define complex
>> debugging macros like these, or is this a lustre-ism?  Any suggestions on
>> how to handle this more in line with existing drivers?
> Once you decide what to do, you can use Coccinelle to make the changes for
> you.  So you shouldn't be put off by the number of code sites to change.
> The normal functions are pr_err, pr_warn, etc.  Perhaps you can follow
> Joe's suggestions if you really need something more complicated.

Ideally leaving CERROR/CDEBUG in Lustre would be desirable from my perspective.
It allows you fine grained control about what to collect and what to output
into a (quite finite) kernel buffer (and over a quite slow serial console)
and at the same time if you need more info, there's a buffer you can fetch
separately that can grow much bigger and there's even a way to run a special
daemon to scrub the buffer eagerly so none of it is lost.


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