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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] stringbuf: A string buffer implementation
On Tue 2007-10-23 17:12:43, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> Consecutive calls to printk are non-atomic, which leads to various
> implementations for accumulating strings which can be printed in one call.
> This is a generic string buffer which can also be used for non-printk
> purposes. There is no sb_scanf implementation yet as I haven't identified
> a user for it.

GFP_ATOMIC alloca5tion there is bad news. It can randomly fail.....
without good method of handling that in caller.
Pavel
> +/*
> + * Convert the stringbuf to a string. It is the caller's responsibility
> + * to free the string. The stringbuf is then ready to be reused.
> + */
> +static inline char *sb_to_string(struct stringbuf *sb)
> +{
> + char *s = sb->s;
> + if (sb_error(sb))
> + s = kstrdup(s, GFP_ATOMIC);
> + sb_init(sb);
> + return s;
> +}
Pavel
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