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From: Bill Davidsen <>
To: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: Zwane Mwaikambo <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH][2.6-mm] Make i386 boot not so chatty
Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 10:43:06 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Andrew Morton wrote:
> Zwane Mwaikambo <> wrote:
>>This patch silences the default i386 boot by putting a lot of development
>> related printks under KERN_DEBUG loglevel, allowing the normal chatty mode
>> to be turned on by using the 'debug' kernel parameter.
> I think I like it chatty.  Turning this stuff off by default makes kernel
> developers' lives that little bit harder.
> Is the `quiet' option not suitable?

That may be too much of a good thing, but perhaps we can go to quiet=N 
or bootmsglvl=N or some such to let people tune the output. I personally 
like having the verbose output, but my systems tend to be stable enough 
that I don't see it often other than benchmarking, etc.

While throwing out ideas, bootmsgmask=#dddd would let people control 
various parts of the output individually. That may be overkill, but it 
is flexible overkill. And the default could be what we have now, with 
the option of even more babble for debugging. Developers might find that 
highly useful if they had a way to let users selectively enable more 
info at boot time.

    -bill davidsen (
"The secret to procrastination is to put things off until the
  last possible moment - but no longer"  -me

  parent reply	other threads:[~2004-05-22 14:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2004-05-21  4:46 Zwane Mwaikambo
2004-05-21  5:06 ` Zwane Mwaikambo
2004-05-21 12:10   ` Dave Jones
2004-05-21 15:19     ` Zwane Mwaikambo
2004-05-21  6:40 ` Andrew Morton
2004-05-21 15:14   ` Zwane Mwaikambo
2004-05-22 12:01   ` Ed Tomlinson
2004-05-24 15:54     ` Randy.Dunlap
2004-05-22 14:43   ` Bill Davidsen [this message]
2004-05-24 10:12   ` Pavel Machek
2004-05-27 19:39     ` Miquel van Smoorenburg
     [not found] <>
2004-05-21 10:29 ` Andi Kleen
2004-05-21 15:13   ` Zwane Mwaikambo

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