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Date:	Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:09:29 -0700
From:	"H. Peter Anvin" <>
To:	"Theodore Ts'o" <>, Joerg Roedel <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Jiri Kosina <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Mateusz Guzik <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	Steven Rostedt <>,
	LKML <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>,
	Borislav Petkov <>, Ingo Molnar <>,
	Mel Gorman <>, Kay Sievers <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] cmdline: Hide "debug" from /proc/cmdline

On 04/03/2014 10:05 AM, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> So there are so many other ways of solving this problem without trying
> to abuse the kernel logging facilities (which were never intended to
> be a general-purpose syslog replacement).  I suspect some systemd
> developer was being lazy....

Having the kernel be the keeper of the logging IPC isn't at all
unreasonable.  However, kmsg in its current form isn't adequate.
Augmenting it into a proper logging IPC might be the right thing to do.
 (Hmm... new IPC... does this sound a bit like kdbus to anyone?)

The original motivation for /dev/kmsg was of course in the context of
klibc to maintain the current behavior of the items I was hoping to move
from kernel to user space.


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