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Date:   Fri, 3 Nov 2023 21:05:55 -0600
To:     Łukasz Bartosik <>
Cc:     Jason Baron <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Kees Cook <>,
        Douglas Anderson <>,
        Guenter Roeck <>,
        Yaniv Tzoreff <>,
        Benson Leung <>,
        Steven Rostedt <>,
        Vincent Whitchurch <>,
        Pekka Paalanen <>,
        Sean Paul <>,
        Daniel Vetter <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 10/12] dyndbg: add processing of T(race) flag argument

On Fri, Nov 3, 2023 at 7:10 AM Łukasz Bartosik <> wrote:
> Add processing of argument provided to T(race) flag.
> The argument value determines destination of debug logs:
> 0 - debug logs will be written to prdbg and devdbg trace events
> [1..255] - debug logs will be written to trace instance
> A user can provide trace destination by folowing T flag with
> ":" and trace destination value in range [0..255], for example:
> echo "module thunderbolt =pT:7" > /sys/kernel/debug/dynamic_debug/control
> echo "module thunderbolt =lT:7,p" > /sys/kernel/debug/dynamic_debug/control
> When T flag with argument is followed by other flags then the next flag has
> to be preceded with ",".

the trailing , seems punctuation heavy.
Could we just stipulate that any :string  (leading : trailing anything)
be the last flag in the spec ?
bare T flags are not constrained otherwise.
seems fine as API-spec-by-error-codes.

> When no value is provided trace destination defaults to 0, for example:
> echo "module thunderbolt =T" > /sys/kernel/debug/dynamic_debug/control
> echo "module thunderbolt =lTp" > /sys/kernel/debug/dynamic_debug/control

no colon after T means p is a flag, not a destination name

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