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Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 22:38:29 +0400
From: Vasiliy Kulikov <>
To: Alan Cox <>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <>, Andrew Morton <>,
	James Morris <>, Namhyung Kim <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,,,
	Linus Torvalds <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] kernel: escape non-ASCII and control characters in

On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 10:40 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> Go back and read what I said originally, and think about it.
> You have to look at the IUTF bit of the relevant console you are logging
> to.

The knowledge of what specific console is relevant is unknown at the
moment of printk().  Do you approve only filtering on klogd side?

> But arbitarily blocking anything non ASCII is going to make a mess in
> anything non American. Even English needs UTF-8.

Sure, I don't propose it anymore (v2 goes without it).


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