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Date:	Mon, 19 Mar 2012 00:34:20 -0400
From:	Ted Ts'o <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/9] ext4: Use pr_fmt and pr_<level>

On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 12:14:30AM -0400, David Miller wrote:
> I apply patches like Joe's all the time to the networking, consistency
> has high value whether you choose to believe it or not.  And no we
> don't have huge problems with patch conflicts and stuff like that
> either, it simply isn't a real issue so don't use that as an excuse
> either.

It is for me.

Things like printk(KERN_INFO, ...) are quite well established, and
changing really doesn't add any value.  Sorry, I just don't buy the
consistency argument.  I'd much rather keep everything consistent
within ext3 and ext4.

If you want to apply those sorts of patches, feel free.  I choose not
to, and I actively discourage kernel newbies from running --file and trying to fix random things.  (A few years
ago everyone agreed that that was a waste of time.)

						- Ted
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