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Date:   Sun, 10 Sep 2017 05:06:22 -0400
From:   Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>
To:     Joel Fernandes <joelaf@...gle.com>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>, kernel-team@...roid.com,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC v4 1/3] tracing/irqsoff: Prepare to add preempt and
 irq trace events

On Wed,  6 Sep 2017 17:17:50 -0700
Joel Fernandes <joelaf@...gle.com> wrote:


> +#else /* IRQSOFF_TRACER || PREEMPTOFF_TRACER */
> +
> +#define start_critical_timings_tracer() do { } while (0)
> +#define stop_critical_timings_tracer() do { } while (0)
> +
> +#endif
> +
> +#ifndef CONFIG_IRQSOFF_TRACER
> +#define tracer_hardirqs_on() do { } while (0)
> +#define tracer_hardirqs_off() do { } while (0)
> +#define tracer_hardirqs_on_caller(x) do { } while (0)
> +#define tracer_hardirqs_off_caller(x) do { } while (0)
> +#endif
> +
> +#ifndef CONFIG_PREEMPT_TRACER
> +#define tracer_preempt_on(x, y) do { } while (0)
> +#define tracer_preempt_off(x, y) do { } while (0)
> +#endif

Is there a reason the above is #define and not static inline? The
preferred method is static inline as that allows the compiler to check
types. #define is used if one of the parameters has a struct or
something that is not defined.

-- Steve

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