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Subject[PATCH v5 18/33] doc-dyndbg: describe "class CLASS_NAME" query support
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Add an explanation of the new "class CLASS_NAME" syntax and meaning,
noting that the module determines if CLASS_NAME applies to it.

Signed-off-by: Jim Cromie <jim.cromie@gmail.com>
---
Documentation/admin-guide/dynamic-debug-howto.rst | 11 +++++++++++
1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/dynamic-debug-howto.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/dynamic-debug-howto.rst
index a89cfa083155..d8954ab05c7b 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/dynamic-debug-howto.rst
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/dynamic-debug-howto.rst
@@ -35,6 +35,7 @@ Dynamic debug has even more useful features:
- line number (including ranges of line numbers)
- module name
- format string
+ - class name (as known/declared by each module)

* Provides a debugfs control file: ``<debugfs>/dynamic_debug/control``
which can be read to display the complete list of known debug
@@ -142,6 +143,7 @@ against. Possible keywords are:::
'file' string |
'module' string |
'format' string |
+ 'class' string |
'line' line-range

line-range ::= lineno |
@@ -203,6 +205,15 @@ format
format "nfsd: SETATTR" // a neater way to match a format with whitespace
format 'nfsd: SETATTR' // yet another way to match a format with whitespace

+class
+ The given class_name is validated against each module, which may
+ have declared a list of known class_names. If the class_name is
+ found for a module, callsite & class matching and adjustment
+ proceeds. Examples::
+
+ class DRM_UT_KMS # a DRM.debug category
+ class JUNK # silent non-match
+
line
The given line number or range of line numbers is compared
against the line number of each ``pr_debug()`` callsite. A single
--
2.37.1
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