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SubjectRe: Profanity in the Linux Kernel?!?!?
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Stephen Frost <sfrost@ns.snowman.net> said:
> On Fri, 11 Jun 1999, Horst von Brand wrote:

[...]

> > Bitching here about foul language in general doesn't get the kernel anywhere.

> Except that you all havn't been looking at actual kernel code. Here's
> an actual segment of code from the kernel (arch/sparc64/kernel/traps.c):
>
> printk("SHIT[%s:%d]: "
> "(PP[%016lx] CACH[%016lx] CTX[%x] g1g3[%016lx] g2[%016lx]) ",
> current->comm, current->pid,
> pgd_phys, pgd_cache, ctx, g1_or_g3, g2);
[etc]

> As you can see, LOTS of info is printed out. I don't really follow
> what it all means, except the 'SHIT', which happily tells me something
> BAD happened. :)
> Of course, for all I know 'SHIT' could be a valid reister. ;)

OK, who signs responsible for this file? Can somebody clarify what is going
on here? Somebody in the know reword the messages for clarity?

_That_ moves the kernel forward.
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