Re: [RFC] Remove most all #define pr_fmt(fmt) lines

From: Clemens Ladisch
Date: Wed Mar 28 2012 - 03:23:51 EST

Joe Perches wrote:
> With this change, objects like drivers/regulator/core.o
> are prefixed with "core: ". This is somewhat senseless
> and may prompt Makefile changes to make the prefixes for
> some objects more sensible.
> For example, modifying the Makefile to bundle objects
> together with a specific name can change the prefixes.
> Here the prefix becomes "regulator: "
> +++ b/drivers/regulator/Makefile
> +regulator-y := core.o dummy.o fixed-helper.o
> +regulator-objs := $(regulator-y)
> -obj-$(CONFIG_REGULATOR) += core.o dummy.o fixed-helper.o
> +obj-$(CONFIG_REGULATOR) += regulator.o
> ------------------
> Any objections or other suggestions/improvements?

Instead of doing a Makefile change that has no _obvious_ connection with
printk, wouldn't it be better to just define pr_fmt with "regulator: "?

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