Re: [PATCH RESEND 1/3] printk: convert byte-buffer to variable-lengthrecord buffer

From: Kay Sievers
Date: Thu May 10 2012 - 16:40:19 EST

On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 10:37 PM, Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-05-10 at 16:14 -0400, Ted Ts'o wrote:
>> Is there any difference in any of the cases in terms of how printk's
>> that are prefixed with KERN_CONT versus a printk that does not have
>> any KERN_* prefix? ÂIf so, is there value in keeping KERN_CONT?
> As far as I know, no.
> It is a useful marker to show where prints
> are actually continued.
> #define KERN_CONT ""
> would save a small amount of text.

Nah, we can't do that. We need it to tell "here is your non-prefix to
parse, leave the data behind alone".

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