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SubjectRe: Jive -> Kernel (International Linux)
On Sat, 18 Jan 1997, William Sowerbutts wrote:
> At 23:16 17/01/97 +0000, Philip Blundell wrote:
> >You could do this with modules. Create a global variable
> defaults for others. How could we implement this on a per-user basis?
> Wouldn't that mean passing the kernel messages through a process attached
> to the relevant tty, in order to distinguish which user we wanted to
> translate for?

I really don't see a need to switch languages for KERNEL messages on a per
user basis. Application messages are a different thing, and I'm not saying
that translating the kernel messages would be a silly thing either.

However, if the kernel messages are to be offered in different languages,
then (IMHO) the strings should be sustituted at compile time. These
messages that are logged on the console or the system logs, and are
typically seen only by the administrator.

I think a runtime system would only add unneeded complexity and waste
machine resources.

Johan Myreen

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