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authorAndy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>2014-10-13 15:55:18 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-10-14 02:18:26 +0200
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downloadkernel-71dca95d5cf5ece6c1bee8e625e23c16025952c7.tar.gz
lib/vsprintf: add %*pE[achnops] format specifier
This allows user to print a given buffer as an escaped string. The rules are applied according to an optional mix of flags provided by additional format letters. For example, if the given buffer is: 1b 62 20 5c 43 07 22 90 0d 5d The result strings would be: %*pE "\eb \C\a"\220\r]" %*pEhp "\x1bb \C\x07"\x90\x0d]" %*pEa "\e\142\040\\\103\a\042\220\r\135" Please, read Documentation/printk-formats.txt and lib/string_helpers.c kernel documentation to get further information. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: tidy up comment layout, per Joe] Signed-off-by: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com> Suggested-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> Cc: "John W . Linville" <linville@tuxdriver.com> Cc: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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@@ -70,6 +70,38 @@ DMA addresses types dma_addr_t:
For printing a dma_addr_t type which can vary based on build options,
regardless of the width of the CPU data path. Passed by reference.
+Raw buffer as an escaped string:
+
+ %*pE[achnops]
+
+ For printing raw buffer as an escaped string. For the following buffer
+
+ 1b 62 20 5c 43 07 22 90 0d 5d
+
+ few examples show how the conversion would be done (the result string
+ without surrounding quotes):
+
+ %*pE "\eb \C\a"\220\r]"
+ %*pEhp "\x1bb \C\x07"\x90\x0d]"
+ %*pEa "\e\142\040\\\103\a\042\220\r\135"
+
+ The conversion rules are applied according to an optional combination
+ of flags (see string_escape_mem() kernel documentation for the
+ details):
+ a - ESCAPE_ANY
+ c - ESCAPE_SPECIAL
+ h - ESCAPE_HEX
+ n - ESCAPE_NULL
+ o - ESCAPE_OCTAL
+ p - ESCAPE_NP
+ s - ESCAPE_SPACE
+ By default ESCAPE_ANY_NP is used.
+
+ ESCAPE_ANY_NP is the sane choice for many cases, in particularly for
+ printing SSIDs.
+
+ If field width is omitted the 1 byte only will be escaped.
+
Raw buffer as a hex string:
%*ph 00 01 02 ... 3f
%*phC 00:01:02: ... :3f