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Subject[PATCH v3 00/33] Printbufs
Printbufs, your new data structure for all your string-building and outputting

git repo:

- Replaces passing & returning raw char * pointers and lengths in a ton of
places, including especially vsprintf.c, with a much saner calling convention
- New helpers which greatly simplify and cleanup aforementioned vsprintf.c
- New standard calling convention/naming for pretty printers!
- New printf format string - %pf(%p) - for calling pretty printers by passing
them to sprintf instead of sticking them in vsprintf.c behind weird dispatch
- printbufs can auto-heap allocate! No need for statically sized buffers,
unless you want to do that
- Tabstops and indenting, for greatly improved formatting of multi-line output

...and probably more that I've forgotten to mention.

Changes since last patche:

New namespace prefixes:

We're not overloading pr_* anymore: any standard library code that outputs to a
printbuf should use the prt_ prefix. This is not for printbuf control code -
that uses the printbuf_ prefix; prt_ is just for things that print.


string_escape_mem() has now been properly converted to printbufs instead of just
adding a printbuf-style wrapper; the new printbuf helpers simplify that code
quite a bit.


The hexdump code has been converted to printbuf and also reorganized and cleaned
up quite a bit, with better naming too. We now have
- prt_hex_bytes(), for printing a few hex bytes, with optional grouping
- prt_hex_line(), for printing a whole line of hex output with ascii characters
at the end
- prt_hex_dump(), for printing a whole multiline hex dump

Important behaviour change:

Previously, the hex dump code would _byte swap the output on little endian_.
Since this is not exactly standard behaviour for a hex dumper (binutils doesn't
do this), and is confusing as hell if you're trying to map byte offsets in
structs to your hex output, I've dropped it. Since we only use the hex dumper in
debug output, nothing should break, but to avoid confusion I've put this front
and center in the commit message for that patch.


This iteration of the patch series finally converts tracing to printbufs, which
is the last seq_buf user and that code is now also deleted. The tracing
conversion was pretty uneventful, not much to say here (except that it had its
own unique implementation of hex dumping with byte swabbing on little endian;
this is now replaced with just a call to prt_hex_bytes()).

Kent Overstreet (33):
lib/printbuf: New data structure for printing strings
lib/string_helpers: Convert string_escape_mem() to printbuf
vsprintf: Convert to printbuf
lib/hexdump: Convert to printbuf
vsprintf: %pf(%p)
lib/string_helpers: string_get_size() now returns characters wrote
lib/printbuf: Heap allocation
lib/printbuf: Tabstops, indenting
lib/printbuf: Unit specifiers
lib/pretty-printers: prt_string_option(), prt_bitflags()
vsprintf: Improve number()
vsprintf: prt_u64_minwidth(), prt_u64()
test_printf: Drop requirement that sprintf not write past nul
vsprintf: Start consolidating printf_spec handling
vsprintf: Refactor resource_string()
vsprintf: Refactor fourcc_string()
vsprintf: Refactor ip_addr_string()
vsprintf: Refactor mac_address_string()
vsprintf: time_and_date() no longer takes printf_spec
vsprintf: flags_string() no longer takes printf_spec
vsprintf: Refactor device_node_string, fwnode_string
vsprintf: Refactor hex_string, bitmap_string_list, bitmap_string
Input/joystick/analog: Convert from seq_buf -> printbuf
mm/memcontrol.c: Convert to printbuf
clk: tegra: bpmp: Convert to printbuf
tools/testing/nvdimm: Convert to printbuf
powerpc: Convert to printbuf
x86/resctrl: Convert to printbuf
PCI/P2PDMA: Convert to printbuf
tracing: trace_events_synth: Convert to printbuf
d_path: prt_path()
tracing: Convert to printbuf
Delete seq_buf

Documentation/core-api/printk-formats.rst | 22 +
arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c | 16 +-
arch/powerpc/kernel/security.c | 75 +-
arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/papr_scm.c | 34 +-
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/resctrl/rdtgroup.c | 16 +-
drivers/clk/tegra/clk-bpmp.c | 21 +-
drivers/input/joystick/analog.c | 23 +-
drivers/pci/p2pdma.c | 17 +-
fs/d_path.c | 34 +
include/linux/dcache.h | 1 +
include/linux/kernel.h | 12 +
include/linux/pretty-printers.h | 10 +
include/linux/printbuf.h | 245 +++
include/linux/seq_buf.h | 162 --
include/linux/string.h | 5 +
include/linux/string_helpers.h | 8 +-
include/linux/trace_events.h | 2 +-
include/linux/trace_seq.h | 14 +-
kernel/trace/trace.c | 45 +-
kernel/trace/trace_dynevent.c | 34 +-
kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c | 2 +-
kernel/trace/trace_events_synth.c | 32 +-
kernel/trace/trace_functions_graph.c | 6 +-
kernel/trace/trace_kprobe.c | 2 +-
kernel/trace/trace_seq.c | 111 +-
lib/Makefile | 4 +-
lib/hexdump.c | 246 +--
lib/pretty-printers.c | 59 +
lib/printbuf.c | 252 +++
lib/seq_buf.c | 397 -----
lib/string_helpers.c | 141 +-
lib/test_hexdump.c | 30 +-
lib/test_printf.c | 26 +-
lib/vsprintf.c | 1716 ++++++++++-----------
mm/memcontrol.c | 68 +-
tools/testing/nvdimm/test/ndtest.c | 22 +-
36 files changed, 1943 insertions(+), 1967 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 include/linux/pretty-printers.h
create mode 100644 include/linux/printbuf.h
delete mode 100644 include/linux/seq_buf.h
create mode 100644 lib/pretty-printers.c
create mode 100644 lib/printbuf.c
delete mode 100644 lib/seq_buf.c


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