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Re: [PATCH]: make prototype of printk available

To: Juan Quintela <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH]: make prototype of printk available
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 12:40:04 +0100 (MET)
Cc: linux mips mailing list <>, Ralf Baechle <>
In-reply-to: <m2of7imhkw.fsf@demo.mitica>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
Original-recipient: rfc822;
On 19 Dec 2002, Juan Quintela wrote:

> maciej> Why is the default log level incorrect here?
> The problem (not here in general), is that if printk's use the default
> log level, then you as a user has no way to raise/lower the default
> log level (i.e. the messages that you want to printk or not).

 Well, the default level is KERN_WARNING and can be changed using sysctl. 
Otherwise it's handled identically to explicitly tagged messages -- you
may control direct console output with the same sysctl. 

 Obviously there are printks that beg for an explicit tag.

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
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