Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 463695
[LTC 6.0 FEAT] 201723:Kernel Message Catalog autogeneration - Stage 1: infrastructure
Last modified: 2009-06-20 02:25:24 EDT
Emily J. Ratliff <email@example.com> - 2008-09-16 18:22 EDT
1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: Kernel Message Catalog autogeneration - Stage 1: infrastructure
b. Feature Description
Instrument the kernel components such that a kernel message catalog as well as related man pages can
be automatically generated.
2. Feature Details:
Arch Specificity: Purely Arch Specific Code
Affects Installer: Yes
Affects Core Kernel: Yes
Affects Kernel Modules: Yes
Delivery Mechanism: Direct from community
Request Type: Kernel - Enhancement from IBM
d. Upstream Acceptance: Submitted
Sponsor Priority 1
f. Severity: High
IBM Confidential: no
Code Contribution: IBM code
g. Component Version Target: k2.6.28
3. Business Case
This is a customer request, which will make it easier to do translation of the messages and make
them more understandable to the administrator so that the can react faster to a message.
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Hans-Georg Markgraf, firstname.lastname@example.org, Boeblingen 49-7031-16-3978
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano, email@example.com
Thomas Schwarz, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are not realistically equipped to do continuously updating translations for the kernel message catalogs out-of-band, so this would need to be in the upstream kernel to be accepted.
Actually the customer requirement was about having the kernel messages documented in a way (for exmaple man page), so that if the customer is interested, he can make the translation himself....we are not requesting Red Hat to translate the automatic generated kernel messages man pages.
The messages are accepted upstream, but the macros to automatically generate the man pages were rejected. If you are interested in the patch, we will be willing to provide it to you.
More details under:
??? In ???Kernel Messages??? in latest version of Device Drivers, Features, and Commands at:
Created attachment 340333 [details]
------- Comment on attachment From email@example.com 2009-04-20 08:39 EDT-------
IBM, can you please provide a pointer to the upstream rejection?
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2009-05-20 11:13 EDT-------
Hello Red Hat,
here is the first in thread I found by google-ing "lkml kernel message catalog":
That's the same one I found as well. If it's rejected upstream as a concept, we're not going to carry this as a patch.
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request. You may appeal
this decision by reopening this request.
------- Comment From email@example.com 2009-05-28 08:26 EDT-------
Hello Red Hat,
Thanks for your evaluation
Closing this feature request , Thx