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Date:   Tue, 9 May 2017 14:26:58 +0000
From:   David Laight <David.Laight@...LAB.COM>
To:     'Stephen Hemminger' <stephen@...workplumber.org>,
        SF Markus Elfring <elfring@...rs.sourceforge.net>
CC:     Lino Sanfilippo <LinoSanfilippo@....de>,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        Mirko Lindner <mlindner@...vell.com>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org" <kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: RE: sky2: Use seq_putc() in sky2_debug_show()

From: Stephen Hemminger
> Sent: 09 May 2017 06:50
> On Mon, 8 May 2017 19:42:46 +0200
> SF Markus Elfring <elfring@...rs.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> 
> > > Which issue do you mean? I dont see any issue you fix here.
> >
> > Are the run time characteristics a bit nicer for the function seq_putc
> > in comparison to the function seq_puts for printing a single line break here?
> >
> > Regards,
> > Markus
> 
> I would put this in why bother category. seq_puts is correct and this is only
> in diagnostic output useful to developer and disabled on most distro kernels

Sometimes consistency is best.
Output everything with seq_printf(), using a format "%s" if necessary.
The performance really doesn't matter here at all.

It is also (probably) possible to get gcc to do the conversions - as it does for printf().
(A right PITA for embedded systems where only printf() exists.)

	David

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