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Bug#447549: linux-2.6: orinoco.c printk messages flood terminal

Package: linux-2.6
Version: 2.6.22-2
Severity: normal

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
than 7?

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 
hard work.


-- 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

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