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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arm64: Neaten show_regs, remove KERN_CONT
On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 10:38:31AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 9:42 AM, Mark Rutland <> wrote:
> >
> > That does not appear to be the case; as fr as I can tell the core prints a
> > timestamp per line as required. If I run:
> >
> > printk("TEST\nLINE1\nLINE2\nLINE3\nLINE4\n");
> Please don't do this.
> It has historically not worked well, and it still doesn't actually
> work reliably. In particular, it currently works in the *logs* (ie
> dmesg), but not necessarily on screen (because "msg_print_text()" does
> do the "look for newlines in the middle", but console_cont_flush()
> does not).

Sure; I'll avoid that.

it seems that's a drop in the ocean, though. :/

[mark@leverpostej:~/src/linux]% git grep 'pr\(intk\|_.*\)(.*)' | grep '\\n[^"]' | wc -l

> So you can try the attached patch. It likely fixes your issues simply
> because it removes all the crazy code.

That worked for me. I see consistent results over the UART and in dmesg
with that applied atop of v4.9-rc2. Feel free to add:

Tested-by: Mark Rutland <>


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