Re: [PATCH] lib/vsprintf: add %pT[C012] format specifier
From: Tetsuo Handa
Date: Fri Dec 27 2013 - 22:44:16 EST
Andrew Morton wrote:
> which is painful, so we also provide the new vsprintf token as a
> pr_warn("%|: hair on fire\n");
> but I don't know what we can use in place of %|.
We are using %pEXTENSION where EXTENSION is [A-Za-z0-9]* because compiler does
not need to understand what EXTENSION does; compiler needs to care about what
character follows the % character and check type of corresponding argument if
__printf() attribute is given.
If we introduce a character which compiler does not know that follows the %
character, compiler would be confused when checking type of corresponding
> I wonder if there's some way in which we can invent a vsprintf token
> which means "insert corrent->comm here" and which doesn't require that
> the caller pass in the additional argument?
Therefore, if we want to omit passing corresponding argument, we should not
introduce new character which compiler does not know that follows the %
Also, % is the only character which everybody knows that it is reserved for the
beginning of format specifier and %% is the only characters which everybody
knows that it is reserved for literal % character.
Therefore, what we could do for printing current thread's attributes would be
either reserve a new character and add EXTENSION like
pr_warn("$comm$: hair on fire\n");
pr_warn("Process $pid$: hair on fire\n");
or add EXTENSION after the %% characters like
pr_warn("%%comm%%: hair on fire\n");
pr_warn("Process %%pid%%: hair on fire\n");
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