[lttng-dev] [Patch LTTng-ust 6/7] Add the macros to generate the data structures for CTF named enumerations
stefan_seefeld at mentor.com
Thu Jan 30 20:55:19 EST 2014
On 01/30/2014 08:37 PM, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
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>> From: "Geneviève Bastien" <gbastien+lttng at versatic.net>
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>> Subject: [lttng-dev] [Patch LTTng-ust 6/7] Add the macros to generate the data structures for CTF named enumerations
>> Fills the macros to initialize the metadata for a tracepoint.
>> From this patch on, the named metadata are enabled.
> Now that I think about it, "named metadata" does not seem to be semantically clear.
> Perhaps we could change this to "global type declarations" ? Because this is really
> what it is: type declarations that are in the global scope of the metadata. This applies
> to all other patches in this series.
I may be misunderstanding what you intend to relabel as "global type
declarations", but I believe the term is too restrictive.
I'm following this discussion with interest, as I have another use-case
for meta-data which might be implementable very much like the named
enums: constant or "event-static" fields. For example, we may want to
store numeric values in events that need a (constant) scale factor (a
unit of measurement), which would be well represented in meta-data, as
opposed to redundantly inside events.
And so, while I agree to your characterization of named enumerations as
type declarations, I'm still looking at the mechanism as enabling the
storage of named meta-data.
CodeSourcery / Mentor Graphics
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