Re: [RFC PATCH] net: NETDEV WATCHDOG should print something everytime
From: David Miller
Date: Fri Jan 22 2010 - 21:45:40 EST
From: Jesse Brandeburg <jesse.brandeburg@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 13:43:33 -0800
> commit 5337407c changed NETDEV WATCHDOG messages into a message
> that will only print once per driver load. This removed a significant amount
> of information from an admin who might be missing that his system was having
> NETDEV WATCHDOGs, esp since there is no other global counter available to
> count these events.
It's not once per driver load, it's once globally.
Once per driver load would be in fact what I would actually
consider more reasonable, so put the boolean state into
struct netdev, and test it to decide whether to do the
Doing a message every time is way overboard and is going to
spam some people's systems to the point where they can't
even diagnose the problem, so I'm not accepting a patch
which does that.
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