Re: dmesg verbosity [was Re: AGP bogosities]

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Mon Mar 14 2005 - 19:04:27 EST


> > We already have the 'quiet' option, but even so, I think the kernel is *way*
> > too verbose. Someone needs to make a personal crusade out of removing
> > unneeded and unjustified printks from the kernel before it really gets better
> > though...
> Oh well, I admit going backward here with my new radeonfb which will be
> very verbose in a first release, but that will be necessary to track
> down all the various issues with monitor detection, BIOSes telling crap
> about connectors etc...

I'd say that's okay, as long as you remove the messages
afterwards. Perhaps "cleanup printks just before you remove dependency
on CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL is right thing to require"?
People were complaining that M$ turns users into beta-testers...
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