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SubjectRe: annoying frequent overcurrent messages.
On Wed, 12 Jul 2006, Dave Jones wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 01:19:43PM -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> > On Wed, 12 Jul 2006, Dave Jones wrote:
> >
> > > we could at least rate-limit the messages.
> >
> > That's true for every message in the kernel. How do you decide which
> > messages to rate-limit?
>
> anything the user doesn't have any means of fixing should be able to be
> ignored. With dmesg filled with these, it's hard to ignore them.

That wasn't a rhetorical question. A large percentage of the messages in
the USB hub driver have the potential to spam the syslog, given the right
sort of hardware disfunction. But it doesn't seem practical to rate-limit
all of them.

Alan Stern

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