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  • Linux is Turning 30 Years Old & Printk Is Still Being Refined

    Phoronix: Linux is Turning 30 Years Old & Printk Is Still Being Refined

    The printk() function dates all the way back to the original Linux kernel release and even with Linux turning thirty years old this week, work on printk is not over...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...ux-5.13-printk

  • #2
    It's never too late to introduce new bugs in the print function

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Siuoq View Post
      It's never too late to introduce new bugs in the print function
      Not sure if you're speaking in general or if that's a jab at University of Minnesota.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
        Not sure if you're speaking in general or if that's a jab at University of Minnesota.


        But funny

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        • #5
          Printing on PCs is in an awful state considering how much time has passed to get it right. Ye Olde 'print one copy and make sure it's right before printing the rest' is still the order of the day, which is annoying and rediculous. I am aware that some people's setups work correctly, but some don't work at all, and some experience 'changes' at random in the software that mean the user cannot trust the result from one day to the next. Windows may have better driver coverage than Linux, but it is in no way immune to that last issue.

          I give printing in 2021 an overall grade of .

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Teggs View Post
            Printing on PCs is in an awful state considering how much time has passed to get it right. Ye Olde 'print one copy and make sure it's right before printing the rest' is still the order of the day, which is annoying and rediculous. I am aware that some people's setups work correctly, but some don't work at all, and some experience 'changes' at random in the software that mean the user cannot trust the result from one day to the next. Windows may have better driver coverage than Linux, but it is in no way immune to that last issue.

            I give printing in 2021 an overall grade of .
            This has nothing to do with printing. Holy doofus.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Teggs View Post
              Printing on PCs is in an awful state considering how much time has passed to get it right. Ye Olde 'print one copy and make sure it's right before printing the rest' is still the order of the day, which is annoying and rediculous. I am aware that some people's setups work correctly, but some don't work at all, and some experience 'changes' at random in the software that mean the user cannot trust the result from one day to the next. Windows may have better driver coverage than Linux, but it is in no way immune to that last issue.

              I give printing in 2021 an overall grade of .
              Not that kind of printing.

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              • #8
                If you had your console mapped to your serial port and suitable printer attached (I’d go with a dot matrix), then printk() could be about printing (in the document printer sense).

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by brad0 View Post

                  This has nothing to do with printing. Holy doofus.
                  Oh, sorry! I hope you were amused by me being an ass.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Teggs View Post

                    Oh, sorry! I hope you were amused by me being an ass.
                    Poe's law strikes again.

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