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Date:   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:02:13 +0200
From:   "Jason A. Donenfeld" <>
To:     Andy Lutomirski <>
Cc:     Joe Perches <>, LKML <>,
        Netdev <>,
        Linux Crypto Mailing List <>,
        David Miller <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Samuel Neves <>,
        Andrew Lutomirski <>,
        Jean-Philippe Aumasson <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v6 02/23] zinc: introduce minimal cryptography library

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 10:00 PM Andy Lutomirski <> wrote:
> > On Sep 25, 2018, at 12:43 PM, Jason A. Donenfeld <> wrote:
> >
> >> On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 8:33 PM Joe Perches <> wrote:
> >> I think the -Dpr_fmt is especially odd and not
> >> really acceptable as it not used anywhere else
> >> in the kernel.
> >
> > There are about 2000 cases in the kernel of the same '#define
> > pr_fmt...' being pasted into the top of the file, which seems a bit
> > cumbersome. Rather than having to paste that into each and every file
> > that I pr_err from, why can't I just do this from the makefile, since
> > I want that same pr_fmt to copy the whole directory?
> Because people like to be able to just read the C file to figure out what it does. Or we could adopt the Makefile approach kernel-wide, since this use of it seems reasonable.

It would indeed be nice to see this done tree-wide. I can recall
various random bugs over the year where some dmesg messages are
missing a prefix because the author forgot to copy and paste the thing
to /yet another file/ in the same directory.

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