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RE: [PATCH] arc: Remove annoying debug message


Hi Pierre,

Increasing a debug level of this message is an option I've considered, and
to be honest I don't have a hard opinion on what is better.  My argument to
remove this message completely is that it is not very useful for anything -
if one is doing a printf-based debugging, then this message is unlikely to
help, so one would have to edit source code and add more printfs, and if is
debugging with a debugger, then this message is useless to begin with.  I'd
think that for this message to be at least mildly useful, debugger should then
print the returned value of a register - result of this function execution.

Anton

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pierre Muller [mailto:pierre.muller@ics-cnrs.unistra.fr]
> Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2016 12:09 AM
> To: 'Anton Kolesov' <Anton.Kolesov@synopsys.com>
> Cc: gdb-patches@sourceware.org
> Subject: RE: [PATCH] arc: Remove annoying debug message
> 
>   Hi,
> 
>   I was wondering if it would not be better to
> restrict such debug for higher debugging levels.
> 
>   According to _initialize_arc_tdep,
> arc_debug is an integer value, and can thus be set to values above 1,
> to get more verbose output.
> 
>   Thus another modification could be:
> 
>   if (arc_debug > 1)
>     debug_printf ("arc: frame_prev_register (regnum = %d)\n", regnum);
> 
> Similar code is already used for record_debug or
> gdbarch_debug variables.
> 
> 
> Pierre Muller
> 
> > -----Message d'origine-----
> > De : gdb-patches-owner@sourceware.org [mailto:gdb-patches-
> > owner@sourceware.org] De la part de Anton Kolesov
> > Envoyé : vendredi 30 septembre 2016 20:00
> > À : gdb-patches@sourceware.org
> > Cc : Anton Kolesov; Francois Bedard
> > Objet : [PATCH] arc: Remove annoying debug message
> >
> > This logging message is called too often - once for each register when
> > it's
> > value has to be evaluated.  This floods the screen for commands like
> > "info
> > register all", but doesn't give really any help at debugging GDB
> > issues.
> > Between increasing the debug level of this message and removing it
> > altogether I
> > think that removing it is preferable.
> >
> > gdb/ChangeLog:
> >
> > 	arc-tdep.c (arc_frame_prev_register): Remove annoying log
> > message.
> > ---
> >  gdb/arc-tdep.c | 3 ---
> >  1 file changed, 3 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/gdb/arc-tdep.c b/gdb/arc-tdep.c
> > index 7bb93ad..60a4e04 100644
> > --- a/gdb/arc-tdep.c
> > +++ b/gdb/arc-tdep.c
> > @@ -876,9 +876,6 @@ static struct value *
> >  arc_frame_prev_register (struct frame_info *this_frame,
> >  			 void **this_cache, int regnum)
> >  {
> > -  if (arc_debug)
> > -    debug_printf ("arc: frame_prev_register (regnum = %d)\n", regnum);
> > -
> >    if (*this_cache == NULL)
> >      *this_cache = arc_make_frame_cache (this_frame);
> >    struct arc_frame_cache *cache = (struct arc_frame_cache *)
> > (*this_cache);
> > --
> > 2.8.1


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