[PATCH 1/9] drivers/gpu/drm/drm_stub.c: Use printf extension %pV

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Tue Nov 9 18:31:03 PST 2010

On Tue, 2010-11-09 at 21:16 -0500, Kristian Høgsberg wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 7:35 PM, Joe Perches <joe at perches.com> wrote:
> > Using %pV reduces the number of printk calls and
> > eliminates any possible message interleaving from
> > other printk calls.

> Wouldn't it be easier and more convenient to just make the %pV format
> specifier just expect a format string and the va_arg list?  Like this
>   printk(KERN_DEBUG "%pV", format, &args);
> I mean, the %pV is kernel specific and we can just change how it works.

No it wouldn't.

gcc would now warn about a mismatch between format and arguments.

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