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Re: grub_machine_set_prefix, --enable-mm-debug

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: grub_machine_set_prefix, --enable-mm-debug
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 12:00:04 +0200
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"Yoshinori K. Okuji" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wednesday 26 April 2006 10:57, Marco Gerards wrote:
>> "Yoshinori K. Okuji" <address@hidden> writes:
>> > On Wednesday 26 April 2006 01:22, Hollis Blanchard wrote:
>> >> Is there a reason not to use the runtime debugging infrastructure we
>> >> have? Most of that is "intensive" as well...
>> >
>> > What do you mean by "the runtime debugging infrastructure"? If you mean
>> > grub_dprintf, it is not enough, since you cannot embed file names and
>> > line numbers where the functions are called.
>> IIRC this is being done automatically.  Or do I misunderstand
>> something?
> Yes. My point is that I want to embed such information into where 
> malloc/realloc/memalign/free is called, but not grub_dprintf is called. If 
> you use grub_dprintf, you must embed grub_dprintf into so many places 
> manually. My way does not require such rewriting.

How about using a macro as a wrapper.  So something like:

#define grub_malloc(x)          \
  {                             \
     grub_dprintf (...);        \
     grub_malloc_int (...)      \

In that case you can use the existing debugging framework we are all
used to.


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