Subject: Re: port-xen/29887: sysctl kern.consdev coredumps
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/17/2005 12:40:13
[Thus spake Bill Studenmund ("BS: ") 10:32am...]

BS: Unfortunately, though, we can't just have a cpp define. The problem is we
BS: need to test according to the gcc that compiled the program, not the one
BS: that compiled libc. :-(

Yeah, there's that, too.  Note that I was NOT advocating a cpp::#define
(unless it's an "#if 0" that we could easily rip out) -- that's an
egregious hack to work around an egregious hack.  I was merely suggesting
that we code around it pro tempore, reverting the code when the compiler
became unbroken.

It's not a bad thing to be able to request explicitly, but for
printf(literal-with-no-formatting) to "upgrade" itself to puts() WITHOUT
explicitly being requested, though, that's just wrong.