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SubjectRe: Printk mulitple line message support
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On Tue, 2011-11-15 at 10:30 +0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-11-15 at 09:52 +0800, Huang Ying wrote:
> > On Tue, 2011-11-15 at 09:18 +0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> > > I believe you are not solving any real problem
> > > with pr_<level>_ml.
> > > Most all interleaved complete line uses have some
> > > pr_fmt prefix that distinguishes between the sources.
> > Except dev_<level> and netdev_<level>, it appears that many general
> > pr_<level> do not have the prefix.
>
> I'm working on that.
> There are a lot of them and it's a slog.

Em... so you think we do not need a general solution? Just use various
prefix for these pr_<level>?

The down side of this solution is that it is hard to use a simple script
to distinguish interleaved message easily.

> > > A perhaps larger problem is interleaved partial
> > > lines with pr_cont.
> > In an interleaved situation, how to determine <level> for pr_cont?
>
> pr_cont has its own KERN_CONT level, it's "<c>", which
> is stripped from output by printk. It's used to continue
> the previous printks output on a single line.

Sorry. Had some misunderstanding about pr_cont.

> > > I believe that an initiator/terminator is necessary
> > > for reassembly. Something that could be used
> > > with pr_<level>, dev_<level>, netdev_<level>, et al.
> > >
> > > mp_start(&cookie)
> > > pr_<level>(fmt, ...);
> >
> > Do not need cookie here?
>
> Ideally not.
>
> > > pr_mp_cont(&cookie, fmt, ...);
> > > pr_mp_cont(&cookie, fmt "\n", ...);
> > > mp_end(&cookie);
> >
> > With initiator/terminator the kernel log will be more structural, but
> > that will make kernel log a little harder to read too.
>
> Initiator/terminator would not be part of printk output
> but could exist simply to set/track the atomic/cookie #
> and have printk output the appropriate cookie id when
> more than 1 cookie is active.

Oh. I see.

For multiple part in one line. I think the better solution may be to
assemble them in a line buffer before real output to console to avoid
interleaving. Do you think so?

Best Regards,
Huang Ying




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