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Date:   Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:37:18 +0100
From:   Geert Uytterhoeven <>
To:     Sakari Ailus <>
Cc:     Petr Mladek <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        scsi <>,
        Linux PM list <>,
        Linux MMC List <>,
        "" <>,,,,
        ACPI Devel Maling List <>,
        netdev <>,
        linux-btrfs <>,
        linux-pci <>,
        sparclinux <>,,
        ceph-devel <>,
        Andy Shevchenko <>,
        Linux MM <>,
        Linux ARM <>,
        Lars Ellenberg <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] Remove support for deprecated %pf and %pF in vsprintf

Hi Sakari,

On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 2:25 PM Sakari Ailus
<> wrote:
> The printk family of functions supports %ps and %pS conversion specifiers
> to print function names. Yet the deprecated %pf and %pF conversion
> specifiers with equivalent functionality remain supported. A number of
> users of %pf and %pF remain.
> This patchsets converts the existing users of %pf and %pF to %ps and %pS,
> respectively, and removes support for the deprecated %pf and %pF.
> The patches apply cleanly both on 5.1-rc1 as well as on Linux-next. No new
> %pf or %pF users have been added in the meantime so the patch is
> sufficient as itself on linux-next, too.

Do you know in which commit they became deprecated, so the backporters
know how far this can be backported safely?




Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
                                -- Linus Torvalds

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