Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 103466
kernel produces non UTF-8 log messages in visor.c
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:03:03 EST
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Description of problem:
When you attach a Palm handheld to the USB port, the kernel (actually the
usbserial driver) logs a number of messages to the syslog that contain latin-1
(i.e. non UTF-8) characters.
The culprit is the visor.c module that contains the string Cliï¿½ ("Clie" with
acute accent on the "e") in a number of places, encoded as latin-1 instead of UTF-8.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Plug in Palm or compatible handheld in USB port
Actual Results: Message gets logged in messages file with non UTF-8 characters.
Expected Results: Pure UTF-8 messages.
Didn't Alan fix this upstream by clamping them to ascii?
Doesn't seem so. It's fixed in 2.6. I'll make sure this gets fixed up for 2.4
Ok, will be in the next rawhide kernel.