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Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 20:11:46 +0200
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
To: Vasiliy Kulikov <>
Cc: Alan Cox <>, Joe Perches <>, 
	Andrew Morton <>, James Morris <>, 
	Ingo Molnar <>, Namhyung Kim <>, Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kernel: escape non-ASCII and control characters in printk()

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 21:07, Vasiliy Kulikov <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 19:10 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
>> If that is set you shouldn't be filtering out unicode, just control codes.
> OK.
>> Minor other nit is that you might want to allow BEL through and you
>> certainly want to allow tab through.
> In what situation do you think BEL makes sense in kernel log?  I cannot
> image the situation.  Alarms should use KERN_EMERG/KERN_ALERT log level.

Does BEL work? Last time I tried fancy things (e.g. color output
depending on the
message level), it didn't work. I only got strange characters.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
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