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

From: Joe Perches
Date: Wed Mar 28 2012 - 04:03:42 EST

On Wed, 2012-03-28 at 09:42 +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 19:23, Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > #ifndef pr_fmt
> > +
> > +#ifndef pr_fmt_std
> > +#define pr_fmt_std(fmt) KBUILD_MODNAME ": " fmt
> > +#endif
> > +#ifndef pr_fmt_dbg
> > +#define pr_fmt_dbg(fmt) fmt
> > +#endif
> > #define pr_fmt(fmt) fmt
> What's the rationale behind the above line?
> I had expected
> #define pr_fmt(fmt) pr_fmt_std(fmt)

Keeping current pr_debug output as similar to
possible to the output produced by this patch.

pr_debug predates pr_fmt by quite awhile, it
dates back from kernel version 2.0 days, and
there are _many_ instances of pr_debug in files
without a pr_fmt define.

The other defines of pr_<level> were introduced
more or less the same time as pr_fmt so there
aren't _too_ many that couldn't reasonably be

commit d091c2f58ba32029495a933b721e8e02fbd12caa
Author: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed Nov 12 21:16:43 2008 +0100

Add 'pr_fmt()' format modifier to pr_xyz macros.

commit 1f7c8234c7a68c2ccc2a33f3b7d48057980e7c35
Author: Emil Medve <Emilian.Medve@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue Oct 16 23:29:48 2007 -0700

Make the pr_*() family of macros in kernel.h complete

> > +#ifndef pr_fmt_std
> > +#define pr_fmt_std(fmt...) pr_fmt(fmt)
> Why the "fmt..." here, and "fmt" in the definitions above?

Where pr_fmt is already defined, these pr_fmt_std and _dbg
macros must work with pr_fmt defines like:

#define pr_fmt(fmt) "my special prefix:%s:%d", __func__, __LINE__

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