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    SubjectRe: [patch] printk from userspace

    On Wed, 14 Aug 2002, Benjamin LaHaise wrote:

    > On Tue, Aug 13, 2002 at 09:11:55PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > It requires root.
    > Still, unlike kernel code that can be rate limited, this call cannot.
    > Besides, isn't adding yet another syscall that's equivalent to write(2)
    > a reason to take this patch and burn it along with the vomit its caused?

    I have a better suggestion. How about we make write(2) on /dev/console to
    act as printk()? IOW, how about making _all_ writes to console show up in

    Then we don't need anything special to do logging _and_ we get output
    of init scripts captured. For free. dmesg(8) would pick that up, klogd(8)
    will work as is, etc.


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