Re: dmesg verbosity [was Re: AGP bogosities]

From: Jesse Barnes
Date: Mon Mar 14 2005 - 11:58:11 EST

On Monday, March 14, 2005 12:37 am, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Perhaps we could have a rule like
> "non-experimental driver may only print out one line per actual
> device?"
> (and perhaps: dmesg output for boot going okay should fit on one screen).
> Or perhaps we should have warnings-like regression testing.
> "New kernel 2.8.17 came: 3 errors, 135 warnings, 1890 lines of dmesg
> junk".
> Pavel

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

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