[cgl_discussion] Re: [PATCH-RFC} 3 of 4 - New problem logging macros, plus template generation

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at pobox.com
Tue Sep 24 00:23:39 PDT 2002


Rusty Russell wrote:
> In message <3D9000B9.4000001 at pobox.com> [Jeff Garzik] write[s]:
>>Changing every printk() in the damn kernel?
>>Come on dude, I _know_ you have more taste than that.
> 
> I'm not interested in changing all the printks.  I'm interested in
> designing the simplest regularized logging interface I can.  If it's
> done right, driver authors will migrate to it because it's easier for
> them, and their bug reports become clearer, and sysadmins get happier.


Thanks for saying that out loud.

So, IOW, IBM makes the API, and expects everyone else to step up and do 
the huge amount of grunt work...  Nice.

"If it's done right," there need not be massive changes at all.
More tomorrow.

	Jeff, just another unpaid IBM worker...






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