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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 18:29:02 -0800
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
To: "Tobin C. Harding" <me@...in.cc>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH V11 4/5] vsprintf: add printk specifier %px

On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 6:05 PM, Tobin C. Harding <me@...in.cc> wrote:
>
>    Let's add specifier %px as a
> clear, opt-in, way to print a pointer and maintain some level of
> isolation from all the other hex integer output within the Kernel.

Yes, I like this model. It's easy and it's obvious ("'x' for hex"),
and it gives people a good way to say "yes, I really want the actual
address as hex" for if/when the hashed pointer doesn't work for some
reason.

So me likey.

And as with the address leaking script, I'd like it even more if you
made it a git tree and I'll pull it.

Thanks,

                      Linus

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