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Date:	Sun, 18 Mar 2012 22:18:56 -0700
From:	Joe Perches <>
To:	Adrian Chadd <>
Cc:	Jiri Slaby <>,
	Nick Kossifidis <>,
	"Luis R. Rodriguez" <>,
	Bob Copeland <>,
	"John W. Linville" <>,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH wireless-next 2/3] ath5k: Introduce _ath5k_printk to
 reduce code/text

On Sun, 2012-03-18 at 21:36 -0700, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> Hi,

Hi Adrian.

> So the reason this is a macro in the FreeBSD HAL is so that the args
> aren't evaluated unless the level (or debug bitmap in my case) fires
> off.
> Otherwise compiling in debugging will cause a _lot_ of spurious
> register reads to occur that are then tossed. This was one of the big
> reasons for instability and slow performance when AH_DEBUG was
> enabled.

That doesn't make any sense in this case.

It's either a call to printk or _ath5_printk
but it's still a call to a function.

+void __printf(3, 4)
+_ath5k_printk(const struct ath5k_hw *ah, const char *level,
+             const char *fmt, ...);
 #define ATH5K_PRINTK(_sc, _level, _fmt, ...)                           \
-       printk(_level pr_fmt("%s%s" _fmt),                              \
-              ((_sc) && (_sc)->hw) ? wiphy_name((_sc)->hw->wiphy) : "", \
-              ((_sc) && (_sc)->hw) ? ": " : "",                        \
-              ##__VA_ARGS__)
+       _ath5k_printk(_sc, _level, _fmt, ##__VA_ARGS__)

If there are level/mask tests to macros that
are used to call ATH5K_PRINTK, that still
works.  As far as I can tell, there aren't
any uses of macros like that.

cheers, Joe

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