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SubjectRE: [PATCH 3/4] lib/hexdump.c: Replace ascii bool in hex_dump_to_buffer with flags
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From: Alastair D'Silva
> Sent: 15 April 2019 11:07
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> In the above example the author only wants the hex output, while in other
> situations, both hex & ASCII output is desirable. If you just want ASCII
> output, the caller should just use a printk or one of it's wrappers.

Hexdump will 'sanitise' the ASCII.

Although I think you'd want a 'no hex' flag to suppress the hex.

Probably more useful flags are ones to suppress the address column.
I've also used flags to enable (or disable) suppression of multiple
lines of zeros of constant bytes.
In that case you may want hexdump to return the flags for the
next call when a large buffer is being dumped in fragments.

David

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