Re: [PATCH] printf: add support for printing symbolic error codes

From: Joe Perches
Date: Fri Aug 30 2019 - 17:53:31 EST

On Fri, 2019-08-30 at 23:46 +0200, Rasmus Villemoes wrote:
> It has been suggested several times to extend vsnprintf() to be able
> to convert the numeric value of ENOSPC to print "ENOSPC". This is yet
> another attempt. Rather than adding another %p extension, simply teach
> plain %p to convert ERR_PTRs. While the primary use case is

Thanks, this all this seems reasonable except for

> diff --git a/lib/vsprintf.c b/lib/vsprintf.c
> @@ -2178,8 +2204,6 @@ char *pointer(const char *fmt, char *buf, char *end, void *ptr,
> return flags_string(buf, end, ptr, spec, fmt);
> case 'O':
> return kobject_string(buf, end, ptr, spec, fmt);
> - case 'x':
> - return pointer_string(buf, end, ptr, spec);
> }
> /* default is to _not_ leak addresses, hash before printing */

why remove this?