Re: [PATCH] lib/vsprintf: add %pT[C012] format specifier
From: Andrew Morton
Date: Sat Dec 28 2013 - 15:06:25 EST
On Sat, 28 Dec 2013 11:53:25 -0800 Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > #define PRINTK_PID "\002"
> > > #define PRINTK_TASK_ID "\003" /* "comm:pid" */
> > >
> > > printk(PRINTK_TASK_ID ": hair on fire\n");
> > >
> > > It's certainly compact. I doubt if there's any existing code which
> > > deliberately prints control chars?
> > But the rest looks OK to me.
> Tell me again, what's wrong with using p or current?
> printk("%pt", current);
Nothing much. It's just that all these callsites are generating the
code to pass an argument which the callee already has access to.
Optimizing that will reduce text size a bit.
There's also the matter of providing a standard and abstracted way of
representing a task, instead of directly accessing its ->comm. But
that's a separate thing from new printk tokens.
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