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

From: Mark Lord
Date: Sat May 12 2012 - 14:04:35 EST

On 12-05-11 04:02 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM, Mark Lord <kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Breaks the "grep for specific messages" case.
> Why?
> Sure, if you grep for times, you'd not want to enable the relative
> time. But why would you grep for a time anyway? Regardless, it would
> be your choice.

I'd be grepping for specific message content, not times.
But I'd want to see the times for the messages,
to know if they're related events or not.

Relative times are great, no problem there.
But relative to what? The previous message?

That's no good unless viewing all messages,
rather than a grep'd subset.

But with a choice, we do get the best of both, so no problemo.

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