Re: [PATCH 0/7] Cleanup code to replace DPRINTK with pr_debug

From: Randy Dunlap
Date: Sun Jun 10 2007 - 13:50:02 EST

On Fri, 08 Jun 2007 23:18:31 +0100 Jack Stone wrote:

> This patch series replaces DPRINTK with pr_debug in alternative.c,
> autofs, autofs4
> and ncpfs. A new function called pr_err is also added to keep
> functionality in
> ncpfs. The last 2 patches add support for pr_debug_pid and apply it to
> autofs4 to
> keep the output the same as the current DPRINTK statements.
> All patches have been compile tested but not boot tested


Doesn't this move printk-debug control from local source files
(i.e., targeted, specific ones) to a more global control (DEBUG)?

If so, I don't see that as a generally good thing.

If not, please correct me and tell me how this is useful to just
one instance of using pr_debug() in say, ncpfs, without pr_debug()
being enabled throughout the entire kernel tree.

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