Yes, that would work, but note we are now raising the bar for kernel development. Rather than just slamming out any old message in a printk, kernel developers will now need to carefully consider the associated English (or Chinese or Klingon) text of the expanded message. I'd like to believe that we can do this, but I'm concerned that past history suggests we are not that good at this kind of thing. I see lots of reluctance from people to put many comments in code based on how rarely they get updated when the code changes. Note that I think that having good kernel error messages is a *very* good thing. But it's harder than what we've been doing and I think doing it half-way may very well be worse than not doing it all.
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