[FYI][PATCH] tracing/treewide: Remove second parameter of __assign_str()

Kent Overstreet kent.overstreet at linux.dev
Fri Feb 23 11:50:49 PST 2024

On Fri, Feb 23, 2024 at 01:46:53PM -0500, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Feb 2024 10:30:45 -0800
> Jeff Johnson <quic_jjohnson at quicinc.com> wrote:
> > On 2/23/2024 9:56 AM, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > > From: "Steven Rostedt (Google)" <rostedt at goodmis.org>
> > > 
> > > [
> > >    This is a treewide change. I will likely re-create this patch again in
> > >    the second week of the merge window of v6.9 and submit it then. Hoping
> > >    to keep the conflicts that it will cause to a minimum.
> > > ]
> > > 
> > > With the rework of how the __string() handles dynamic strings where it
> > > saves off the source string in field in the helper structure[1], the
> > > assignment of that value to the trace event field is stored in the helper
> > > value and does not need to be passed in again.  
> > 
> > Just curious if this could be done piecemeal by first changing the
> > macros to be variadic macros which allows you to ignore the extra
> > argument. The callers could then be modified in their separate trees.
> > And then once all the callers have be merged, the macros could be
> > changed to no longer be variadic.
> I weighed doing that, but I think ripping off the band-aid is a better
> approach. One thing I found is that leaving unused parameters in the macros
> can cause bugs itself. I found one case doing my clean up, where an unused
> parameter in one of the macros was bogus, and when I made it a used
> parameter, it broke the build.
> I think for tree-wide changes, the preferred approach is to do one big
> patch at once. And since this only affects TRACE_EVENT() macros, it
> hopefully would not be too much of a burden (although out of tree users may
> suffer from this, but do we care?)

Agreed on doing it all at once, it'll be way less spam for people to
deal with.

Tangentially related though, what would make me really happy is if we
could create the string with in the TP__fast_assign() section. I have to
have a bunch of annoying wrappers right now because the string length
has to be known when we invoke the tracepoint.

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