Oh, and I forgot.  Compound flags generate a header file as well.
debug/O3CPUAll.hh for example would have all of the flags that
O3CPUAll covers

On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 9:40 PM, nathan binkert <n...@binkert.org> wrote:
>> What do people (mostly Nate) think about having a single header file for all
>> debug flags?
>>
>> Instead of "#include "debug/MyFlag.hh" for every flag you want in a DPRINTF,
>> you could say "#include "debug/debugflags.hh" and that would cover all the
>> debug flags available for DPRINTF.
>>
>> Would that (the old way?) not be more desirable then the new way of
>> including debug flags? Are there infrastructure things that make this
>> complicated?
>
> The whole reason I changed the flags around was to avoid the
> centralized file :)  The main problem with the centralized file is
> that if you add or remove a flag, you have to recompile just about
> everything.  There is no reason that you couldn't do localized
> includes for a set of flags though.  For example, you could add a file
> to the src/cpu/inorder directory called debugflags and include the few
> debug flags that you want and that way only the inorder CPU would be
> rebuilt if you added a flag to it.  Adding the centralized file back
> wouldn't be quite as bad as it was before since it would only be a
> centralized .hh file and not a centralized .cc file (which makes doing
> things like adding a flag for a unit test a real problem.)  I'm pretty
> sure it's not worth it though and the localized files that include a
> bunch of flags for each CPU model are probably as much as anyone
> really needs.
>
>  Nate
>
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