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SubjectRe: Bug 44211 - /proc/kmsg does not (always) block for 1-byte reads
> The patch will not fix the underlying problem, but just make it behave
> more like it was and allow partial message reads. This is a years old
> problem, the net is full of bugreports of stuff going wrong with
> running dd bs=1 on /proc/kmsg. It is a really stupid idea, and can not
> work for many other reasons too. The interface can not safely be used
> that way, it does not have the usual semantics, it always returned 0
> for read() whenever it needed to.

If you are breaking the semantics perhaps that should also get fixed ?

Alan


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