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Date:	Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:58:52 +0200
From:	Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@...ux-m68k.org>
To:	Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@...ux.intel.com>
Cc:	Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
	Tadeusz Struk <tadeusz.struk@...el.com>,
	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>,
	Mauro Carvalho Chehab <m.chehab@...sung.com>,
	Helge Deller <deller@....de>,
	Ingo Tuchscherer <ingo.tuchscherer@...ibm.com>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>, Marek Vasut <marex@...x.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 1/5] seq_file: provide an analogue of print_hex_dump()

Hi Andy,

On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 10:36 AM, Andy Shevchenko
<andriy.shevchenko@...ux.intel.com> wrote:
>> ... and extra copying for no good reason.  Why not check that we have
>> enough space in buffer and generate directly into it?  See what e.g.
>> seq_escape() is doing...
>
> What about this variant?

I think it needs a call to seq_set_overflow() in case the buffer is too small,
so the caller will retry with a bigger buffer.

>
> @@ -794,6 +795,47 @@ void seq_pad(struct seq_file *m, char c)
>  }
>  EXPORT_SYMBOL(seq_pad);
>
> +/* Analogue of print_hex_dump() */
> +void seq_hex_dump(struct seq_file *m, const char *prefix_str, int prefix_type,
> +                 int rowsize, int groupsize, const void *buf, size_t len,
> +                 bool ascii)
> +{
> +       const u8 *ptr = buf;
> +       int i, linelen, remaining = len;
> +       int ret;
> +
> +       if (rowsize != 16 && rowsize != 32)
> +               rowsize = 16;
> +
> +       for (i = 0; i < len; i += rowsize) {
> +               linelen = min(remaining, rowsize);
> +               remaining -= rowsize;
> +
> +               ret = seq_printf(m, "%s", prefix_str);
> +               if (ret < 0)
> +                       break;
> +
> +               if (prefix_type == DUMP_PREFIX_ADDRESS)
> +                       ret = seq_printf(m, "%p: ", ptr + i);
> +               else if (prefix_type == DUMP_PREFIX_OFFSET)
> +                       ret = seq_printf(m, "%.8x: ", i);
> +               if (ret < 0)
> +                       break;
> +
> +               if (m->size < m->count + groupsize * 2 + 1)
> +                       break;
> +
> +               hex_dump_to_buffer(ptr + i, linelen, rowsize, groupsize,
> +                                  m->buf + m->count, m->size - m->count,
> +                                  ascii);
> +
> +               ret = seq_putc(m, '\n');
> +               if (ret < 0)
> +                       break;
> +       }
> +}
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(seq_hex_dump);

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                        Geert

--
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