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Date:	Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:38:18 -0800
From:	Mahesh Bandewar <maheshb@...gle.com>
To:	Ben Hutchings <ben@...adent.org.uk>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	linux-netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
	Maciej ┼╗enczykowski <maze@...gle.com>,
	Laurent Chavey <chavey@...gle.com>,
	Tim Hockin <thockin@...gle.com>, brandon.philips@...eos.com,
	xemul@...allels.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v2] ipvlan: Initial check-in of the IPVLAN driver.

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 5:20 PM, Ben Hutchings <ben@...adent.org.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, 2014-11-18 at 21:27 -0800, Mahesh Bandewar wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 12:54 PM, David Miller <davem@...emloft.net> wrote:
>> >
>> > From: Mahesh Bandewar <maheshb@...gle.com>
>> > Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:27:14 -0800
>> >
>> > > +/* Define IPVL_DEBUG and set the appropriate dbg_level for debugging. */
>> > > +#ifdef       IPVL_DEBUG
>> > > +/*
>> > > + * 1 : non-datapath debugging
>> > > + * 2 : Custom
>> > > + * 3 : function enters and exists.
>> > > + * 4 : printk in data path (be careful!)
>> > > + */
>> > > +#define IPVL_DBG_LEVEL 1
>> > > +#define ipvlan_dbg(level, msg...)    do { \
>> > > +                                             if (level <= IPVL_DBG_LEVEL) \
>> > > +                                             printk(KERN_DEBUG msg); \
>> > > +                                     } while (0)
>> > > +#else
>> > > +#define ipvlan_dbg(level, msg...) do { ; } while (0)
>> > > +#endif
>> >
>> > The day of having code use custom local debug logging facilities is long
>> > gone, please use a standard mechanism for this rather than home cooked
>> > reimplementations.
>> >
>> Do you mean pr_err() / pr_warn() / pr_debug() etc.? or something else?
> [...]
>
> There are also netdev_err() etc. for logging with a net device as
> context.
>
> You can use the netif_err(), netif_dbg() etc. functions and implement
> the ethtool {get,set}_msglevel operations to allow turning on and off
> broad classes of log messages.
>
> Finally, if CONFIG_DYNAMIC_DEBUG is enabled then debug logging messages
> can be turned on and off at run-time (individually or by function, file
> or module).
>
Thanks Ben, I'll try using netif_dbg().

> Ben.
>
> --
> Ben Hutchings
> Beware of bugs in the above code;
> I have only proved it correct, not tried it. - Donald Knuth
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