Bug#447549: linux-2.6: orinoco.c printk messages flood terminal
> > would it
> > be feasible to have level 6 as the default printk level in debian rather
> > than 7?
> hiding info, i'm sorry but that's not what people expect from debian,
info is not being hidden -- it will still be fully available via
dmesg. and if someone really wants/needs this level of verbosity in
their terminal, they can certainly increase the printk level back to
7. the point is to reduce the annoyance to average users.
> > another possible solution would be for orinoco.c (which contains the
> > code that prints these messages) to use the KERN_DEBUG printk level
> > instead of KERN_INFO.
> i'm wondering why you are reporting this as bug against debian linux-images
> we have no orinoco specific patch. please discuss that issue upstream
> on firstname.lastname@example.org - any upstream change will directly
> land into debian.
i reported it here because this is an alternative to the first
suggestion above (changing the debian default kernel printk level). i
figured it was up to the kernel maintainers to determine the correct
maybe the appropriate solution should be for orinoco.c to only print
messages to dmesg, rather than to the shell as well as dmesg? i am
not really that familiar with the kernel -- is there an alternative to
printk that would do this?
i will also take this upstream. thanks.