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SubjectRe: Profanity in the Linux Kernel?!?!?
On Tue, Jun 08, 1999 at 10:52:33AM -0700, Barrett G. Lyon wrote:
> >This topic came up several times before, and the result is that
> >arbitrary censorship of code/comments is not going to happen. The
> >only exception is in kernel messages which can reach the user in the
> >message logs, and those have been cleaned up.
> Not that I care.. but.. :

Ditto. though I have to wonder at some of these...

> ./net/core/profile.c: printk(KERN_CRIT "Yep, guys... our template for proc_*_read is crappy :-)\n");
> ./drivers/net/sdladrv.c: printk(KERN_ERR "%s: Damn... Adapter won't start!\n",
> ./drivers/isdn/isdn_common.c: printk(KERN_ERR "isdn_common: isdn_poll 1 -> what the hell\n");
> ./drivers/isdn/isdn_common.c: printk(KERN_ERR "isdn_common: isdn_poll 2 -> what the hell\n");

Maybe it's just me but where's the profanity?

> ./arch/sparc64/kernel/traps.c: printk("SHIT[%s:%d]: "
> ./arch/sparc64/kernel/traps.c: printk("SHIT[%s:%d]: "
> ./arch/sparc64/kernel/traps.c: printk("instruction_access_exception: Shit SFSR[%016lx] SFAR[%016lx], going.\n",
> ./arch/sparc64/kernel/traps.c: printk("data_access_exception: Shit SFSR[%016lx] SFAR[%016lx], going.\n",

And that's kinda mild at best. probably best to make them more descriptive.

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