Using tracing_off() in __schedule_bug()

Steven Rostedt rostedt at
Sat Mar 13 02:30:44 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-03-12 at 21:12 -0500, Chase Douglas wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 6:34 PM, Steven Rostedt <rostedt at> wrote:

> > Hmm, thinking about it more, I would rather have a separate function,
> > that would call tracing_off() if some variable is set. By default it
> > would be set, but in case you want to keep tracing after a bug is hit,
> > you can have a way to disable it.
> >
> > I need to write up a patch soon. Thanks for bring this up.
> I'd be happy to help out in this endeavor if you'd like. I'm wondering
> if there shouldn't be multiple levels of tracing_off support specified
> at boot time (disabled on WARNING, BUG, __schedule_bug, OOPS) in an
> ordered priority way. I.e. tracing_off_bug would leave tracing on for
> WARNING's, but turn it off for BUG's, schedule bugs, and oopses. The
> default would be tracing_off_warn, which would call tracing_off on all
> of the above.

I think that's a bit over-engineering. I'd suggest that you either want
to disable tracing on an error or you don't. I could add a tracing
option that lets you stop it. Keep it simple. If it becomes complex, no
one will use it.

-- Steve

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