Subject: Re: howto debug kernel
To: Jonathan Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 05/12/1997 16:13:20
On Mon, 12 May 1997 16:17:00 -0700
Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
> I was thinkng more of the higher-level argument over overloading the
> name printf() in userspace and in the kernel; including the
> __KPRINTF__ATTRIBUTE argument too. I don't really want to open that
> can of worms again.
...Jonathan, we're actively trying to get rid of the kernel printf
extensions. In case you don't remember, we did:
printf -> kprintf -> printf
not terribly long ago.
> But the source-code changes *are* mechanical. They could be done with
> sed. The cost of making the change simply isn't a valid argument
> against renaming the kernel printf() to something else.
Yes it is. "We want to make the kernel programming environment =more=
like userland, not less."
And, for someone who complains so much about "gratuitous" change, I'm
actually quite amazed to see you suggesting sed'ing printf -> kprintf.
Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
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