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SubjectRe: [RFC] New kernel-message logging API
On Sun, 2007-09-23 at 10:39 +0200, Vegard Nossum wrote:
> On 9/23/07, Joe Perches <> wrote:
> > Given the number of 80 column zealots, character naming length
> > matters.
> I don't know. Compare the following two lines:
> printk(KERN_INFO "Message.\n");
> kprint_info("Message.");

The problem isn't printk(KERN_<level> to kprint_<level>(.

The problems are the no level printk(foo)s to kprint_<level>(foo)
and the pr_<level>() to kprint_<level>() translations.

> By dropping the lengthy macro (it's not like it's going to change
> while we're running anyway, so why not make it a part of the function
> name?) and the final newline, we actually end up with a net decrease
> in line length.

Which I do appreciate and think good.

> I thought it would be nice to have something that looks familiar,
> since that would ease an eventual transition. klog is a valid
> alternative, but isn't kp a bit cryptic?

Probably no more than pr_<level> is today.

cheers, Joe

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