Re: [GIT PULL] trivial for 4.9

From: Joe Perches
Date: Fri Oct 07 2016 - 16:20:35 EST

On Fri, 2016-10-07 at 13:13 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 1:04 PM, Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Any printk without a KERN_<level> prefix, and there
> > are still many of those, can cause random interleaving.
> How about people actually work on *that* instead of working around it?
> Because the above really should not be true.
> > Not at all. Until printk KERN_<level> uses are mandated,
> > then these newlines are still useful.
> The patches literally added those '\n' things to the pr_xyz() routines
> that *enforce* KERN_<level>.

No, because any of those can be followed by a bare printk
or a pr_cont that continues the original line.

> So really. It's a step backwards. We shouldn't need them. We should
> *remove* '\n' at the end, and then if that actually causes problems,
> we should fix those problems.

$ git grep -w printk * | grep -v "^tools" | grep -v KERN | wc -l

Have at it but here are _far_ fewer missing newlines
and it'd be much lower churn to fix those than remove
all the newlines and fix the missing continuations.