Re: [PATCH v3 3.18-rc3] kdb: Avoid printing KERN_ levels to consoles

From: Joe Perches
Date: Sun Nov 16 2014 - 20:13:17 EST

On Fri, 2014-11-07 at 18:47 +0000, Daniel Thompson wrote:
> Currently when kdb traps printk messages then the raw log level prefix
> (consisting of '\001' followed by a numeral) does not get stripped off
> before the message is issued to the various I/O handlers supported by
> kdb. This causes annoying visual noise as well as causing problems
> grepping for ^. It is also a change of behaviour compared to normal usage
> of printk() usage. For example <SysRq>-h ends up with different output to
> that of kdb's "sr h".
> This patch addresses the problem by stripping log levels from messages
> before they are issued to the I/O handlers. printk() which can also
> act as an i/o handler in some cases is special cased; if the caller
> provided a log level then the prefix will be preserved when sent to
> printk().


Any thoughts on whether or not you are going to
pick this up?

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