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authorMatt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com>2013-06-28 20:53:30 +0100
committerMatt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com>2013-07-05 13:50:03 +0100
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debug.c32: Dynamically enable/disable debug code at runtime
It's useful to be able to enable (and disable) debug code at runtime, particularly for allowing users that are unable to build their own Syslinux releases the chance to provide useful debugging output. For example, say a user reports trouble with their PXE stack but doesn't have a development environment setup to turn on the debug code themselves. With this change you can simply request that they do, debug.c32 -e pxe_call unload_pxe open_file to enable the debug in those functions. By only turning on code in specific functions we reduce the chance of disrupting the buggy behaviour and improve the signal to noise ratio for print statements. To disable debug code use the -d flag, debug.c32 -d pxe_call To use this new feature simply do, if (syslinux_debug_enabled) { debug1(); debug2(); .... } from within the function you wish to add debug code. Note that this feature is not limited to print statements - you can put any code within the conditional, such as verifying a checksum or checking for memory leaks. The plan is to leave the dynamic debug code built in for all prereleases and to turn it off for final releases. People may still want to build with all dprintf() statements enabled, and so a new symbol, DYNAMIC_DEBUG, was introduced rather than repurposing the old DEBUG, DEBUG_STDIO and DEBUG_PORT symbols. Signed-off-by: Matt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com>
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