On Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:20:13 PM Eric Badger wrote:
> Using log(9) when no process is reading the log results in the message 
> going only to the console (contrast with printf(9), which goes to the 
> console and to the kernel message buffer in this case). I believe it is 
> truer to the semantics of logging for messages to *always* go to the 
> message buffer (where they can eventually be collected and in fact put 
> into a logfile). I therefore propose the attached patch, which sends 
> log(9) to the message buffer always, and to the console only if no one 
> has yet opened the log.
> It may be more complete to log to the console only if the log level is 
> greater than some (user defined) value, but this seems like that might 
> be more than necessary for this case.
> Thoughts?

I think phk@ broke this back in 70239.  Before that the log() function did


        /* log to the msg buffer */
        kvprintf(fmt, msglogchar, ...);

        if (!log_open) {
                /* log to console */
                kvprintf(fmt, putchar, ...);

I think your patch is fine unless phk@ (cc'd) has a reason for not wanting to
do this.

John Baldwin
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