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Date:	Tue, 05 Jun 2012 19:06:05 -0700
From:	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:	Kay Sievers <kay@...y.org>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, linux-btrfs@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, devel@...verdev.osuosl.org,
	alsa-devel@...a-project.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/8] Rework KERN_<LEVEL>

On Wed, 2012-06-06 at 03:10 +0200, Kay Sievers wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 2:46 AM, Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, 05 Jun 2012 17:40:05 -0700 Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On Tue, 2012-06-05 at 17:37 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> >> > On Tue, 05 Jun 2012 17:07:27 -0700 Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > On Tue, 2012-06-05 at 16:58 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> >> > > >  echo "\0014Hello Joe" > /dev/kmsg
> >> > >
> >> > > # echo -e "\x014Hello Me" > /dev/kmsg
> >> > > gives:
> >> > > 12,778,4057982669;Hello Me
> >> >
> >> > That's changed behavior.
> >>
> >> Which is an improvement too.
> >
> > No it isn't.  It exposes internal kernel implementation details in
> > random weird inexplicable ways.  It doesn't seem at all important
> > though.
> >
> >> I very much doubt a single app will change
> >> because of this.
> >
> > I doubt it as well.
> 
> Yeah, the value of injecting such binary data is kind of questionable. :)
> 
> Joe, maybe you can change printk_emit() to skip the prefix
> detection/stripping if a prefix is already passed to the function?

Sure, it's pretty trivial.

Perhaps all binary data data should be elided.
Maybe print . for all non-printable ascii chars.


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