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Re: CVS Update@-mips.org: linux

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: CVS Update@-mips.org: linux
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 12:53:36 +0100
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On Sun, Nov 28, 2004 at 02:01:44AM +0000, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

> > We're already printing way too much stuff and this is a not very useful
> > message so why not removing the whole thing for good ...
> 
>  This is useful for reliability verification.  See the thread starting at:  
> "http://oss.sgi.com/projects/netdev/archive/2004-11/msg00475.html";.  The
> setting should also be user controllable, but for now people should at
> least know whether it's in effect or not.
> 
>  Anyone is free to bump their console/syslog loglevel to get rid of less
> important messages to suit there preferences.  And INFO, which is what the
> message uses, is the lowest level for stuff for non-developers.

As a deterring example why I try to cut down on system messages checkout:

  http://www.linux-mips.org/wiki/index.php/IP27_boot_messages

70kB of little information crawling over a 19k2 console making kernel
startup an entertaining experience for the whole family ;-)

  Ralf

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