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// Copyright 2015 The Chromium Authors. All rights reserved.
// Use of this source code is governed by a BSD-style license that can be
// found in the LICENSE file.
#include <map>
#include <memory>
#include <string>
#include <vector>
#include "base/base_export.h"
#include "base/gtest_prod_util.h"
#include "base/macros.h"
#include "base/metrics/persistent_memory_allocator.h"
#include "base/strings/string_piece.h"
#include "base/synchronization/lock.h"
namespace base {
class FieldTrial;
// Specifies whether a given feature is enabled or disabled by default.
enum FeatureState {
// The Feature struct is used to define the default state for a feature. See
// comment below for more details. There must only ever be one struct instance
// for a given feature name - generally defined as a constant global variable or
// file static. It should never be used as a constexpr as it breaks
// pointer-based identity lookup.
struct BASE_EXPORT Feature {
// The name of the feature. This should be unique to each feature and is used
// for enabling/disabling features via command line flags and experiments.
// It is strongly recommended to use CamelCase style for feature names, e.g.
// "MyGreatFeature".
// Non-conforming compilers do not allow copy assignment operator on Feature
// because of const variables.
const char* name;
// The default state (i.e. enabled or disabled) for this feature.
FeatureState default_state;
const char* const name;
// The default state (i.e. enabled or disabled) for this feature.
const FeatureState default_state;
// DCHECKs have been built-in, and are configurable at run-time to be fatal, or
// not, via a DcheckIsFatal feature. We define the Feature here since it is
// checked in FeatureList::SetInstance(). See
extern BASE_EXPORT const Feature kDCheckIsFatalFeature;
// The FeatureList class is used to determine whether a given feature is on or
// off. It provides an authoritative answer, taking into account command-line
// overrides and experimental control.
// The basic use case is for any feature that can be toggled (e.g. through
// command-line or an experiment) to have a defined Feature struct, e.g.:
// const base::Feature kMyGreatFeature {
// "MyGreatFeature", base::FEATURE_ENABLED_BY_DEFAULT
// };
// Then, client code that wishes to query the state of the feature would check:
// if (base::FeatureList::IsEnabled(kMyGreatFeature)) {
// // Feature code goes here.
// }
// Behind the scenes, the above call would take into account any command-line
// flags to enable or disable the feature, any experiments that may control it
// and finally its default state (in that order of priority), to determine
// whether the feature is on.
// Features can be explicitly forced on or off by specifying a list of comma-
// separated feature names via the following command-line flags:
// --enable-features=Feature5,Feature7
// --disable-features=Feature1,Feature2,Feature3
// To enable/disable features in a test, do NOT append --enable-features or
// --disable-features to the command-line directly. Instead, use
// ScopedFeatureList. See base/test/scoped_feature_list.h for details.
// After initialization (which should be done single-threaded), the FeatureList
// API is thread safe.
// Note: This class is a singleton, but does not use base/memory/singleton.h in
// order to have control over its initialization sequence. Specifically, the
// intended use is to create an instance of this class and fully initialize it,
// before setting it as the singleton for a process, via SetInstance().
class BASE_EXPORT FeatureList {
// Initializes feature overrides via command-line flags |enable_features| and
// |disable_features|, each of which is a comma-separated list of features to
// enable or disable, respectively. If a feature appears on both lists, then
// it will be disabled. If a list entry has the format "FeatureName<TrialName"
// then this initialization will also associate the feature state override
// with the named field trial, if it exists. If a feature name is prefixed
// with the '*' character, it will be created with OVERRIDE_USE_DEFAULT -
// which is useful for associating with a trial while using the default state.
// Must only be invoked during the initialization phase (before
// FinalizeInitialization() has been called).
void InitializeFromCommandLine(const std::string& enable_features,
const std::string& disable_features);
#if !defined(STARBOARD)
// Initializes feature overrides through the field trial allocator, which
// we're using to store the feature names, their override state, and the name
// of the associated field trial.
void InitializeFromSharedMemory(PersistentMemoryAllocator* allocator);
#endif // !defined(STARBOARD)
// Specifies whether a feature override enables or disables the feature.
enum OverrideState {
// Returns true if the state of |feature_name| has been overridden via
// |InitializeFromCommandLine()|.
bool IsFeatureOverriddenFromCommandLine(const std::string& feature_name,
OverrideState state) const;
#if !defined(STARBOARD)
// Associates a field trial for reporting purposes corresponding to the
// command-line setting the feature state to |for_overridden_state|. The trial
// will be activated when the state of the feature is first queried. This
// should be called during registration, after InitializeFromCommandLine() has
// been called but before the instance is registered via SetInstance().
void AssociateReportingFieldTrial(const std::string& feature_name,
OverrideState for_overridden_state,
FieldTrial* field_trial);
// Registers a field trial to override the enabled state of the specified
// feature to |override_state|. Command-line overrides still take precedence
// over field trials, so this will have no effect if the feature is being
// overridden from the command-line. The associated field trial will be
// activated when the feature state for this feature is queried. This should
// be called during registration, after InitializeFromCommandLine() has been
// called but before the instance is registered via SetInstance().
void RegisterFieldTrialOverride(const std::string& feature_name,
OverrideState override_state,
FieldTrial* field_trial);
// Loops through feature overrides and serializes them all into |allocator|.
void AddFeaturesToAllocator(PersistentMemoryAllocator* allocator);
#endif // !defined(STARBOARD)
// Returns comma-separated lists of feature names (in the same format that is
// accepted by InitializeFromCommandLine()) corresponding to features that
// have been overridden - either through command-line or via FieldTrials. For
// those features that have an associated FieldTrial, the output entry will be
// of the format "FeatureName<TrialName", where "TrialName" is the name of the
// FieldTrial. Features that have overrides with OVERRIDE_USE_DEFAULT will be
// added to |enable_overrides| with a '*' character prefix. Must be called
// only after the instance has been initialized and registered.
void GetFeatureOverrides(std::string* enable_overrides,
std::string* disable_overrides);
// Like GetFeatureOverrides(), but only returns overrides that were specified
// explicitly on the command-line, omitting the ones from field trials.
void GetCommandLineFeatureOverrides(std::string* enable_overrides,
std::string* disable_overrides);
// Returns whether the given |feature| is enabled. Must only be called after
// the singleton instance has been registered via SetInstance(). Additionally,
// a feature with a given name must only have a single corresponding Feature
// struct, which is checked in builds with DCHECKs enabled.
static bool IsEnabled(const Feature& feature);
#if !defined(STARBOARD)
// Returns the field trial associated with the given |feature|. Must only be
// called after the singleton instance has been registered via SetInstance().
static FieldTrial* GetFieldTrial(const Feature& feature);
#endif // !defined(STARBOARD)
// Splits a comma-separated string containing feature names into a vector. The
// resulting pieces point to parts of |input|.
static std::vector<base::StringPiece> SplitFeatureListString(
base::StringPiece input);
// Initializes and sets an instance of FeatureList with feature overrides via
// command-line flags |enable_features| and |disable_features| if one has not
// already been set from command-line flags. Returns true if an instance did
// not previously exist. See InitializeFromCommandLine() for more details
// about |enable_features| and |disable_features| parameters.
static bool InitializeInstance(const std::string& enable_features,
const std::string& disable_features);
// Returns the singleton instance of FeatureList. Will return null until an
// instance is registered via SetInstance().
static FeatureList* GetInstance();
// Registers the given |instance| to be the singleton feature list for this
// process. This should only be called once and |instance| must not be null.
// Note: If you are considering using this for the purposes of testing, take
// a look at using base/test/scoped_feature_list.h instead.
static void SetInstance(std::unique_ptr<FeatureList> instance);
// Clears the previously-registered singleton instance for tests and returns
// the old instance.
// Note: Most tests should never call this directly. Instead consider using
// base::test::ScopedFeatureList.
static std::unique_ptr<FeatureList> ClearInstanceForTesting();
// Sets a given (initialized) |instance| to be the singleton feature list,
// for testing. Existing instance must be null. This is primarily intended
// to support base::test::ScopedFeatureList helper class.
static void RestoreInstanceForTesting(std::unique_ptr<FeatureList> instance);
FRIEND_TEST_ALL_PREFIXES(FeatureListTest, CheckFeatureIdentity);
struct OverrideEntry {
// The overridden enable (on/off) state of the feature.
const OverrideState overridden_state;
#if !defined(STARBOARD)
// An optional associated field trial, which will be activated when the
// state of the feature is queried for the first time. Weak pointer to the
// FieldTrial object that is owned by the FieldTrialList singleton.
base::FieldTrial* field_trial;
// Specifies whether the feature's state is overridden by |field_trial|.
// If it's not, and |field_trial| is not null, it means it is simply an
// associated field trial for reporting purposes (and |overridden_state|
// came from the command-line).
const bool overridden_by_field_trial;
// TODO(asvitkine): Expand this as more support is added.
// Constructs an OverrideEntry for the given |overridden_state|. If
// |field_trial| is not null, it implies that |overridden_state| comes from
// the trial, so |overridden_by_field_trial| will be set to true.
OverrideEntry(OverrideState overridden_state, FieldTrial* field_trial);
#else // !defined(STARBOARD)
OverrideEntry(OverrideState overridden_state);
#endif // !defined(STARBOARD)
// Finalizes the initialization state of the FeatureList, so that no further
// overrides can be registered. This is called by SetInstance() on the
// singleton feature list that is being registered.
void FinalizeInitialization();
// Returns whether the given |feature| is enabled. This is invoked by the
// public FeatureList::IsEnabled() static function on the global singleton.
// Requires the FeatureList to have already been fully initialized.
bool IsFeatureEnabled(const Feature& feature);
#if !defined(STARBOARD)
// Returns the field trial associated with the given |feature|. This is
// invoked by the public FeatureList::GetFieldTrial() static function on the
// global singleton. Requires the FeatureList to have already been fully
// initialized.
base::FieldTrial* GetAssociatedFieldTrial(const Feature& feature);
#endif // !defined(STARBOARD)
// For each feature name in comma-separated list of strings |feature_list|,
// registers an override with the specified |overridden_state|. Also, will
// associate an optional named field trial if the entry is of the format
// "FeatureName<TrialName".
void RegisterOverridesFromCommandLine(const std::string& feature_list,
OverrideState overridden_state);
#if !defined(STARBOARD)
// Registers an override for feature |feature_name|. The override specifies
// whether the feature should be on or off (via |overridden_state|), which
// will take precedence over the feature's default state. If |field_trial| is
// not null, registers the specified field trial object to be associated with
// the feature, which will activate the field trial when the feature state is
// queried. If an override is already registered for the given feature, it
// will not be changed.
void RegisterOverride(StringPiece feature_name,
OverrideState overridden_state,
FieldTrial* field_trial);
#else // !defined(STARBOARD)
void RegisterOverride(StringPiece feature_name,
OverrideState overridden_state);
#endif // !defined(STARBOARD)
// Implementation of GetFeatureOverrides() with a parameter that specifies
// whether only command-line enabled overrides should be emitted. See that
// function's comments for more details.
void GetFeatureOverridesImpl(std::string* enable_overrides,
std::string* disable_overrides,
bool command_line_only);
// Verifies that there's only a single definition of a Feature struct for a
// given feature name. Keeps track of the first seen Feature struct for each
// feature. Returns false when called on a Feature struct with a different
// address than the first one it saw for that feature name. Used only from
// DCHECKs and tests.
bool CheckFeatureIdentity(const Feature& feature);
// Map from feature name to an OverrideEntry struct for the feature, if it
// exists.
std::map<std::string, OverrideEntry> overrides_;
// Locked map that keeps track of seen features, to ensure a single feature is
// only defined once. This verification is only done in builds with DCHECKs
// enabled.
Lock feature_identity_tracker_lock_;
std::map<std::string, const Feature*> feature_identity_tracker_;
// Whether this object has been fully initialized. This gets set to true as a
// result of FinalizeInitialization().
bool initialized_ = false;
// Whether this object has been initialized from command line.
bool initialized_from_command_line_ = false;
} // namespace base