[PATCH] printk: Export struct log size and member offsets through vmcoreinfo

Kay Sievers kay at vrfy.org
Wed Jul 18 13:27:08 EDT 2012

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 7:18 PM, Vivek Goyal <vgoyal at redhat.com> wrote:

> Currently I am not exporting log "level" info as that is a bitfield and
> offsetof() bitfields can't be calculated.

We could make the level the lower 3 bits of the byte, export the byte,
and define that only 3 bits of the byte are valid? Would that help?

>  kernel/printk.c |    9 +++++++++
>  1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

> +       /*
> +        * Export struct log size and field offsets. User space tools can
> +        * parse it and detect any changes to structure down the line.
> +        */
> +       VMCOREINFO_OFFSET(log, ts_nsec);
> +       VMCOREINFO_OFFSET(log, len);
> +       VMCOREINFO_OFFSET(log, text_len);
> +       VMCOREINFO_OFFSET(log, dict_len);

Ah, nice, that's how you handle exporting structures, it was still on
my list, to find out how all that should look like.

Cc:ing Greg, to pick it up.

Thanks a lot for taking care of it,

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