[Mesa-dev] [PATCH] Rename the DEBUG macro to MESA_DEBUG

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 15:21:54 UTC 2016

On 22 July 2016 at 09:42, Christian König <deathsimple at vodafone.de> wrote:
> Am 22.07.2016 um 03:37 schrieb Rob Clark:
>> On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 9:35 PM, Rob Clark <robdclark at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 1:48 PM, Vedran Miletić <vedran at miletic.net>
>>> wrote:
>>>> LLVM and Mesa both define the DEBUG macro in incompatible ways. As a
>>>> general practice, we should avoid using such generic names when it is
>>>> possible to do so.
>>>> This patch renames all occurrences of the DEBUG macro to MESA_DEBUG,
>>>> and removes workarounds previously used to enable building Mesa with
>>>> LLVM (pop_macro() and push_macro() function calls).
>>>> Please let me know if I missed any.
>>> I guess at least some in-flight patches (at least my
>>> pipe_mutex_assert_locked() patch, but I guess DEBUG is common enough
>>> that it might effect others).. not sure if there is a better way to
>>> deal with that without things falling through the cracks..  maybe
>>> introduce MESA_DEBUG which is the same as DEBUG first, and then a
>>> later patch to remove DEBUG.  Or at least including sed/etc rule to
>>> re-do the mass-change on a later baseline in the commit msg?
>>> I don't mind rebasing my patch, just more worried about things falling
>>> through the cracks with other in-progress stuff, since it seems like
>>> the end result would be a silent fail to enable intended debug code..
>> btw, possibly tilting at windmills here, but afaik we don't export
>> DEBUG outside the mesa codebase.. so actually it should be llvm that
> I already had the same issue with other libraries/headers as well which
> define DEBUG as something.
Out of curiosity: can you give some examples ?

> I clearly agree that those libraries shouldn't do that with such a common
> name, but renaming the Mesa DEBUG define to something more library specific
> would still be a good idea to avoid such problems in the future.
> So general approach is Acked-by: Christian König <christian.koenig at amd.com>
Note that doing this will likely break things for the VMWare people
since (IIRC) on Windows/MSVC DEBUG is commonly used/set by the

Jose can you confirm/dismiss if this will cause issues ?


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