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    SubjectRe: [patch-2.3.40-pre6] kzalloc() (ala kmem_zalloc() of SVR4)
    > > Since when has "kmalloc" been a standard name anyway ?
    >
    > Why do we have printk anyway? It serves the same purpose as printf and
    > is even tagged as `taking arguments like printf' for gcc's type-checking
    > benefit.

    It is actually subtly different (the <N> priority thing) which I always
    thought was the reason why printk() is not called printf(). It is not
    called cmn_err() because of different semantics, so it would cause more
    headache than usefullness. So, if it can't be printf() and cmn_err() -
    what is there left as a possible name? printk(), of course :)

    Sorry if I sound like a depressed human - I planned to try 2 new ideas
    wrt pollfd allocation this weekend and instead I am faced with a sudden
    requirement to fill in TWO YEARS worth of tax return forms so I am :(

    Regards,
    Tigran.


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