[asterisk-dev] ast_debug() vs ast_log(LOG_DEBUG, ...) vs ast_log(AST_LOG_DEBUG, ...)

Klaus Darilion klaus.mailinglists at pernau.at
Tue Jan 4 03:02:34 CST 2011

Am 03.01.2011 18:07, schrieb Russell Bryant:
> On Wed, 2010-12-22 at 10:25 -0800, Kirill Katsnelson wrote:
>> There are 190 invocations of ast_log(LOG_DEBUG,...) on the current trunk
>> head, and about 3000 of ast_debug(). Are these 190 not gated by debug
>> level on purpose?
>> I am asking because 1.8 outputs 2 debug lines, want it or not, per every
>> call. It was a nice feature in 1.6 to be able to enable or disable debug
>> on the fly in 1.6 by just setting "core set debug N" instead of changing
>> and reloading logger.conf.
>> If that was not done on purpose, it would be nice to see that fixed.
>> Those 2 printed out of 6 calls to ast_log() in
>> ast_set_owners_and_peers() are killing me. I can upload a patch for
>> these 6, but thought it might be ideal to get it fixed en masse in all
>> 200 places -- assuming this is not currently right.
> I can't think of any reason ast_log(LOG_DEBUG, ...) should be used
> directly.  They should all be converted to ast_debug().

I tried reading the code but fail to understand the difference between 
those two, and why there is this wrapper for DEBUG, but no wrappers for 
other log levels.

It would be great if someone can enlighten me.


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