Re: [PATCH] printk: allow setting DEFAULT_MESSAGE_LEVEL via Kconfig

From: Joe Perches
Date: Tue Jan 25 2011 - 20:15:33 EST

On Tue, 2011-01-25 at 17:01 -0800, Mandeep Singh Baines wrote:
> Joe Perches (joe@xxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> > On Tue, 2011-01-25 at 15:57 -0800, Mandeep Singh Baines wrote:
> > > To make it easier to audit dmesg, we'd like to make
> > > DEFAULT_MESSAGE_LEVEL Kconfig-settable. That way we can set it to
> > > KERN_NOTICE and audit any messages <= KERN_WARNING.
> > Seems sensible, but mightn't it be better to make sure
> > that all printks use a specific KERN_<level> rather
> > than check that printks without a KERN_<level> are
> > emitted at a selectable level?
> Can we do both?

As far as I'm concerned, yes.

> I was planning sending cleanup patches as well but expected
> that process to take a while.


Perhaps you could do printk()->pr_<level> (dev_<level>/netdev_>level>)
conversions as appropriate as well.

> The correct thing would be to set each printk to an appropriate level.
> Determining appropriate level will take some discussion (so a long term
> project).

My EDC/ECD is: a long time from now. Maybe.

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