Subject: Re: Reverting the PCMCIADEBUG removal?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 05/18/2001 13:41:11
[ On Friday, May 18, 2001 at 12:13:15 (-0400), John Hawkinson wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Reverting the PCMCIADEBUG removal?
> firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote on Fri, 18 May 2001
> at 11:58:17 -0400 in <200105181558.LAA08374@dragon.tools.gtei.net>:
> > So we should promote an inconsistant interface on *DEBUG's?
> Essentially -- yes. We have never had such a consistent interface,
> and we should be loathe to carefully consider the consequences of
> forcing one.
Maybe it would be better if the informational features were turned on by
a set of defines with a different naming convention.
There are already a number of *VERBOSE flags, and in my experience only
a very few of them cause too much output, or also impact performance.
Maybe those *VERBOSE flags that cause problems for normal use should be
renamed *DEBUG, and those *DEBUG flags that are useful and normally
non-intrusive information should be renamed *VERBOSE.
Then in a "GENERIC" kernel all *VERBOSE things should be turned on and
*DEBUG things turned off. A "DEBUG" kernel would have both on. An
"INSTALL" kernel might be somewhere in the middle, and a "GENERIC_SMALL"
kernel would have none of it.
Greg A. Woods
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