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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] lib/vsprintf: Add support for printing V4L2 and DRM fourccs
On Fri, 2020-04-03 at 09:37 +0300, Jani Nikula wrote:
> On Thu, 02 Apr 2020, Joe Perches <> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2020-04-02 at 11:34 +0300, Jani Nikula wrote:
> > > Or could we conceive of a way to make this locally extensible yet safe,
> > > letting callers use something like %{foo}, as well as providing a
> > > locally relevant function to do the conversion?
> >
> > No. printf validation would be broken.
> I tossed the idea on a whim, and thinking further I could probably come
> up with a number of challenges, but care to elaborate on what you see as
> the problem in validation?

I understand you to want to add something like

%<m> where m is a non-standard format specifier

so using using gcc's extension of

__attribute__((__format__(printf, string_index, first_to_check))

could not validate the argument type against use of the %<m>
in the format string.

printk("%a\n", a);

Compiler bleats.

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