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* [PATCH] driver core: Make probe deferral more quiet
@ 2015-03-10 11:55 Mark Brown
  2015-03-10 12:57 ` Bjorn Andersson
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Mark Brown @ 2015-03-10 11:55 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Greg Kroah-Hartman
  Cc: Heiko Stuebner, Bjorn Andersson, linux-kernel, Mark Brown

Currently probe deferral prints a message every time a device requests
deferral at info severity (which is displayed by default). This can have
an impact on system boot times with serial consoles and is generally quite

Since subsystems and drivers should already be logging the specific reason
for probe deferral in order to aid users in understanding problems the
messages from the driver core should be redundant lower the severity of
the messages printed, cutting down on the volume of output on the console.

This does mean that if the drivers and subsystems aren't doing a good job
we get no output on the console by default. Ideally we'd be able to arrange
to print if nothing else printed, though that's a little fun. Even better
would be to come up with a mechanism that explicitly does dependencies so
we don't have to keep polling and erroring.

Signed-off-by: Mark Brown <>
 drivers/base/dd.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/base/dd.c b/drivers/base/dd.c
index cdc779cf79a3..a3abe628aa8d 100644
--- a/drivers/base/dd.c
+++ b/drivers/base/dd.c
@@ -322,7 +322,7 @@ probe_failed:
 	if (ret == -EPROBE_DEFER) {
 		/* Driver requested deferred probing */
-		dev_info(dev, "Driver %s requests probe deferral\n", drv->name);
+		dev_dbg(dev, "Driver %s requests probe deferral\n", drv->name);
 		/* Did a trigger occur while probing? Need to re-trigger if yes */
 		if (local_trigger_count != atomic_read(&deferred_trigger_count))

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