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SubjectRe: Trailing periods in kernel messages
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On Thu, 2007-12-20 at 21:07 +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > I missed the context on this one. So this is checking for periods at
> > the end of messages for printk's. We would need something a little
> > cleverer to ensure we are only checking the contents of the string. But
> > eminently doable.
> > /me plays
> >
> > Ok, yes this seems ok. Have added it for 0.13.
>
> Please remove it.
>
> The kernel printk messages are sentences. English language sentences end
> with a full stop. They are messages printed up for normal human beings to
> read and they should therefore be properly written.

Documentation/Coding Style

Chapter 13: Printing kernel messages

Kernel messages do not have to be terminated with a period.




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