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Date:	Sat, 29 Dec 2012 14:24:05 -0800
From:	Roland Dreier <>
To:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:	Kay Sievers <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	LKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] printk: Fix incorrect length from print_time() when
 seconds > 99999

On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 9:56 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman
<> wrote:
> Nice work.  When did you start seeing this problem, 3.6 or so?  I ask as
> it's probably something that should go to stable as well if so.

We happened to see it when we rebased to the 3.6 kernel, but as far as I
can see, the bug has been there as long as print_time(), which comes from
084681d14e42 ("printk: flush continuation lines immediately to console")
in 3.5-rc5.  When I was doing a web search for info on the problem, I found
at least the following reports:

so yeah this seems to be stable material.

> Andrew seems to be keeping the printk patches these days, so I'll let
> him pick this up with:
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
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