Bug#447549: linux-2.6: orinoco.c printk messages flood terminal
i am at a location where a nearby wireless router comes in and out of
range, so i get a ton of "eth2: New link status: AP Out of Range (0004)"
and "eth2: New link status: AP In Range (0005)" messages on the active
terminal. this makes it difficult to work (especially in vi).
i found a solution using "cat 6 > /proc/sys/kernel/printk" to suppress
KERN_INFO and KERN_DEBUG level printk messages. i'm sure there are many
other users out there that are annoyed by the current behavior. would it
be feasible to have level 6 as the default printk level in debian rather
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.
let me know if any of this seems reasonable. thank you for all the
-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (400, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash