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Date:   Thu, 21 May 2020 11:08:17 -0400
From:   Arvind Sankar <nivedita@...m.mit.edu>
To:     Petr Mladek <pmladek@...e.com>
Cc:     Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@...il.com>,
        Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>,
        Chenggang Wang <wangchenggang@...o.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 2/2] init: Allow multi-line output of kernel command
 line

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 02:31:17PM +0200, Petr Mladek wrote:
> On Wed 2020-05-20 21:40:07, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Thu, 21 May 2020 13:36:28 +0900 Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@...il.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > On (20/05/20 18:00), Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > [..]
> > > > I'm wondering if we shold add a kernel puts() (putsk()?  yuk) which can
> > > > puts() a string of any length.
> > > > 
> > > > I'm counting around 150 instances of printk("%s", ...) and pr_foo("%s",
> > > > ...) which could perhaps be converted, thus saving an argument.
> > > 
> > > Can you point me at some examples?
> > > 
> > 
> > ./arch/powerpc/kernel/udbg.c:           printk("%s", s);
> > ./arch/powerpc/xmon/nonstdio.c:         printk("%s", xmon_outbuf);
> > ./arch/um/os-Linux/drivers/ethertap_user.c:             printk("%s", output);
> > ./arch/um/os-Linux/drivers/ethertap_user.c:             printk("%s", output);
> > ./arch/um/os-Linux/drivers/tuntap_user.c:                       printk("%s", out
> > 
> > etc.
> > 
> > My point is, if we created a length-unlimited puts() function for printing the
> > kernel command line, it could be reused in such places, resulting in a
> > smaller kernel.
> 
> Interesting idea. Well, such a generic function would need to be safe
> and do not modify the original string. We would need to implement
> printk() variant that would support strigs limited by size instead
> of the trailing '\0'. I am not sure if it is worth it.
> 
> Best Regards,
> Petr

You don't need a printk variant for strings -- you'd only need one if
you wanted formatted output of unlimited length. Using printk("%.*s",
chunk_size, str) should print at most chunk_size characters from str.
The puts could then just be a loop around that.

Something like:

do {
	printed = printk("%.*s", chunk_size, str);
	str += printed;
} while (printed >= chunk_size);

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