Re: [PATCH RESEND 1/3] printk: convert byte-buffer tovariable-length record buffer
From: Joe Perches
Date: Thu May 10 2012 - 17:11:19 EST
On Thu, 2012-05-10 at 13:52 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 1:46 PM, Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > That's where I think you're still a bit
> > uncertain how the _current_ printk system
> > works.
> No, you are. Read my answer from two days ago in this thread.
> KERN_CONT is *not* the same as "". Not now, not ever. If you make it
> the same, you're broken.
> The reason is simple: KERN_CONT "<3>" should print out the string
I think it's a distinction without a difference for,
as fas as I know, that's a case that doesn't exist
in the current kernel.
$ grep -rP --include=*.[ch] "\bpr_cont\s*\(\s*\"<" *
$ grep -rP --include=*.[ch] "\bprintk\s*\(\s*KERN_CONT\s*\"<" *
arch/x86/kernel/dumpstack_32.c: printk(KERN_CONT "<%02x> ", c);
arch/x86/kernel/dumpstack_64.c: printk(KERN_CONT "<%02x> ", c);
arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c: printk(KERN_CONT "<%08x> ", instr);
drivers/media/video/tm6000/tm6000-core.c: printk(KERN_CONT "<<< ");
drivers/media/video/cx231xx/cx231xx-core.c: printk(KERN_CONT "<<<");
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