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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Stop printk printing non-printable chars


    On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 matthew-lkml@newtoncomputing.co.uk wrote:
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    > The main problem seems to be in ACPI, but I don't see any reason for
    > printk to even consider printing _any_ non-printable characters at all.
    > It makes all characters out of the range 32..126 (except for newline)
    > print as a '?'.

    How about emitting them as \xxx, so that you see what they are. And using
    a case-statement to make it easy and clear when to do exceptions (I think
    we should accept \t too, no?).

    Linus
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