On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 09:02:09PM +0200, Sebastian Siewior wrote:
> * Dave Chinner | 2008-07-11 18:42:49 [+1000]:
> >Oh - you must be running a debug XFS. CONFIG_XFS_DEBUG was only
> >introduced in 2.6.26-rc1 and defaults to 'N', so you must have
> >selected the non-default option when prompted. This will cause your
> >machine to oops at the slightest inconsistency that is found,
> >regardless of whether it is fatal or not. Like the help text says,
> >don't set this unless you are an XFS developer....
> Could you please add this to the Kconfig entry.
I effectively quoted from it:
bool "XFS Debugging support (EXPERIMENTAL)"
depends on XFS_FS && EXPERIMENTAL
Say Y here to get an XFS build with many debugging features,
including ASSERT checks, function wrappers around macros,
and extra sanity-checking functions in various code paths.
Note that the resulting code will be HUGE and SLOW, and probably
not useful unless you are debugging a particular problem.
Say N unless you are an XFS developer, or you play one on TV.
> Debug mode is usually
> noisy, little slower and mostly usefull just to the developers but *I*
> would not expect to BUG() in the non-fatal case.
What do you expect debug code to do? Asserts are designed to
drop the machine into a debugger when they fail so the problem can
be, well, debugged.
> Not sure but if this is just for hch and you than a define in xfs.h
> might be safer :)
And any other XFS developer using the XFS git tree or mainline, as
tends to happen these days. And there are cases where a debug XFS
might be needed to help find a problem that is being hit out in
Like all other debug config options, don't set them unless you know
what you are doing....