Bug 103466 - kernel produces non UTF-8 log messages in visor.c
kernel produces non UTF-8 log messages in visor.c
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-08-31 08:56 EDT by Sjoerd Mullender
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-01 18:18:02 EDT
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Description Sjoerd Mullender 2003-08-31 08:56:56 EDT
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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 Cli� ("Clie" with
acute accent on the "e") in a number of places, encoded as latin-1 instead of UTF-8.

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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.

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-08-31 22:20:28 EDT
Didn't Alan fix this upstream by clamping them to ascii?
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2003-09-01 17:18:12 EDT
Doesn't seem so. It's fixed in 2.6. I'll make sure this gets fixed up for 2.4
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2003-09-01 18:18:02 EDT
Ok, will be in the next rawhide kernel.

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