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

From: WANG Cong
Date: Thu Jan 27 2011 - 02:30:10 EST

On Wed, 26 Jan 2011 15:10:17 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:

> On Wed, 26 Jan 2011 14:57:03 -0800
> Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > I'm a bit surprised that this wasn't already tunable at boot-time
>> > and/or at runtime.
>> As WANG Cong replied:
>> Why? We already have "loglevel=" kernel parameter.
> That's different.
> Mandeep's patch addresses printks which didn't have a facility level.
> Longer-term, all these should be fixed, so they have an explicit
> facility level. I suppose that short-term it would make sense to prefer
> to blurt these messages onto the console rather than hiding them.
> Because they might be important. And if they weren't important, they
> will then irritate enough people to get themselves fixed.

Yeah, agreed. Actually will complain if a patch
contains a printk without KERN_*, this somewhat stops us having
more printk's without KERN_*.


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