Re: Errors on non existing partitions

H. Peter Anvin (
20 Jan 1998 00:09:01 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: Steffen Grunewald <>
In newsgroup:

> As far as I can tell, most kernel messages (not only Linux') are in hex.
> They aren't meant to be read by mere humans anyway :-)
> Would you like the kernel being bloated by 0x... prefixes for every oops
> and panic message ?!?!^

IMO, it is stupid that the kernel prints these in hex when ls -l shows
them in decimal...

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