Re: [RFC] New kernel-message logging API

From: Rob Landley
Date: Mon Sep 24 2007 - 21:19:04 EST

On Monday 24 September 2007 3:37:55 pm Vegard Nossum wrote:
> On 9/24/07, Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2007-09-24 at 18:43 +0200, Vegard Nossum wrote:
> > > Storing the format-string separately allows us to hash THAT instead of
> > > the formatted (ie. console output) message. Since this will never
> > > change from message to message, it can be looked up in a table or
> > > whatever and allow user-space to do translations without for example
> > > regular expressions.
> >
> > That hash will change with each linux version given the
> > inevitable spelling fixes, message reformatting and such.
> But we can keep the old ones too. That shouldn't be much of a problem.
> I mean, it probably wouldn't rely on a hash alone. The format string
> itself can be compared with the translation database.

I point out that the thread started with a comment about how to _reduce_

Just sayin'.

"One of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code."
- Ken Thompson.
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