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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v3 5/5] xen: modify several static locks to unique names

On 04.09.2019 10:25, Juergen Gross wrote:
> On 03.09.19 17:09, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> On 03.09.2019 17:03, Juergen Gross wrote:
>>> On 03.09.19 16:53, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>> On 29.08.2019 12:18, Juergen Gross wrote:
>>>>> In order to have unique names when doing lock profiling several local
>>>>> locks "lock" need to be renamed.
>>>> But these are all named simply "lock" for a good reason, including
>>>> because they're all function scope symbols (and typically the
>>>> functions are all sufficiently short). The issue stems from the
>>>> dual use of "name" in
>>>> #define _LOCK_PROFILE(name) { 0, #name, &name, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 }
>>>> so I'd rather suggest making this a derivation of a new
>>>> #define _LOCK_PROFILE_NAME(lock, name) { 0, #name, &lock, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 }
>>>> if there's no other (transparent) way of disambiguating the names.
>>> This will require to use a different DEFINE_SPINLOCK() variant, so e.g.
>>> DEFINE_SPINLOCK_LOCAL(), which will then include the needed "static" and
>>> add "@<func>" to the lock profiling name. Is this okay?
>> To be frank - not really. I dislike both, and would hence prefer to
>> stick to what there is currently, until someone invents a transparent
>> way to disambiguate these. I'm sorry for being unhelpful here.
> I think I have found a way: I could add __FILE__ and __LINE__ data to
> struct lock_profile. In lock_prof_init() I could look for non-unique
> lock names and mark those to be printed with the __FILE__ and __LINE__
> data added to the names.
> Would you be fine with this approach?

I would be, but I'm afraid Andrew won't (as with any new uses of __LINE__).
I wonder if __func__ or __FUNCTION__ could be used - the main question is
how they behave when used outside of a function. If either would be NULL
(rather than triggering a diagnostic), it might be usable here. Of course
this would be fragile if just based on observed (rather than documented)


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