Re: RFC[2/2] Common logging infrastructure and API

Benjamin Walsh <benjamin.walsh@...>

On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 07:05:49AM -0800, Dirk Brandewie wrote:

On 02/24/2016 02:13 PM, Saucedo Tejada, Genaro wrote:
From 9baee79d211bfb94aeed970c55f31cd3c4b2a8ad Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Genaro Saucedo Tejada <genaro.saucedo.tejada(a)>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 17:10:28 -0600
Subject: [PATCH] Log macros unified in a common API

Introduces a header to concentrate logging macro definitions for all
code to
reuse, change aims to provide all currently existing logging
functionality so
every C file can replace it's compile-unit definitions by common code.

Later enhancements to log can now be performed in a single file.

* Optional printing of thread pointer
* Optional printing of colored messages
* Optional printing of a label to indicate logging level (info, error,
warning, debug)
* Caller function name printing
* Incremental log levels
* One point log disable
I like this in general we need a common set of debug output macros
that all drivers can use. Currently we have a *bunch* of different
versions of the same thing in use throughout the driver tree.

I don't like the naming, we already have a kernel event logging API
people may assume that the two facilities are connected based on the name.

Can we change the names to debug_* or something else?
Again, do we want to take over _another_ namespace ? Maybe it should be
sys_debug or sys_dbg or sys_dbg_log ?

The sample implementation is adding all these in logging.h, which is a
public API file:


which are very generic names. Don't forget that the application writer
is operating in the same C namespace, and we have been trying to keep
the namespaces the kernel owns to a minimum to minimize the number or
potential clashes:

See doc/collaboration/code/naming_conventions.rst.

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