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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/7] ACPI: Limit the number of per cpu ACPI bootup messages
On Thu, 12 Nov 2009, Mike Travis wrote:

> Limit the number of per cpu ACPI messages when system is booting to
> prevent clogging up the console output with repetitious messages.
>

... "by changing the log level from KERN_INFO to KERN_DEBUG."

> Signed-off-by: Mike Travis <travis@sgi.com>
> ---
> drivers/acpi/fan.c | 2 +-
> drivers/acpi/processor_core.c | 2 +-
> drivers/acpi/tables.c | 28 +++++++++++++++++++---------
> 3 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
>
> --- linux.orig/drivers/acpi/fan.c
> +++ linux/drivers/acpi/fan.c
> @@ -267,7 +267,7 @@
> goto end;
> }
>
> - dev_info(&device->dev, "registered as cooling_device%d\n", cdev->id);
> + dev_dbg(&device->dev, "registered as cooling_device%d\n", cdev->id);
>
> device->driver_data = cdev;
> result = sysfs_create_link(&device->dev.kobj,
> --- linux.orig/drivers/acpi/processor_core.c
> +++ linux/drivers/acpi/processor_core.c
> @@ -845,7 +845,7 @@
> goto err_power_exit;
> }
>
> - dev_info(&device->dev, "registered as cooling_device%d\n",
> + dev_dbg(&device->dev, "registered as cooling_device%d\n",
> pr->cdev->id);
>
> result = sysfs_create_link(&device->dev.kobj,
> --- linux.orig/drivers/acpi/tables.c
> +++ linux/drivers/acpi/tables.c
> @@ -66,11 +66,15 @@
> {
> struct acpi_madt_local_x2apic *p =
> (struct acpi_madt_local_x2apic *)header;
> - printk(KERN_INFO PREFIX
> - "X2APIC (apic_id[0x%02x] uid[0x%02x] %s)\n",
> - p->local_apic_id, p->uid,
> - (p->lapic_flags & ACPI_MADT_ENABLED) ?
> - "enabled" : "disabled");
> + /*
> + * Per cpu tracing clogs console output when NR_CPUS
> + * is large. Send only to kernel log buffer.
> + */
> + printk(KERN_DEBUG PREFIX
> + "X2APIC (apic_id[0x%02x] uid[0x%02x] %s)\n",
> + p->local_apic_id, p->uid,
> + (p->lapic_flags & ACPI_MADT_ENABLED) ?
> + "enabled" : "disabled");
> }
> break;
>

You can still use dev_dbg(PREFIX "...") here.

> @@ -171,10 +175,16 @@
> {
> struct acpi_madt_local_sapic *p =
> (struct acpi_madt_local_sapic *)header;
> - printk(KERN_INFO PREFIX
> - "LSAPIC (acpi_id[0x%02x] lsapic_id[0x%02x] lsapic_eid[0x%02x] %s)\n",
> - p->processor_id, p->id, p->eid,
> - (p->lapic_flags & ACPI_MADT_ENABLED) ? "enabled" : "disabled");
> + /*
> + * Per cpu tracing clogs console output when NR_CPUS
> + * is large. Send only to kernel log buffer.
> + */
> + printk(KERN_DEBUG PREFIX
> + "LSAPIC (acpi_id[0x%02x] lsapic_id[0x%02x] "
> + "lsapic_eid[0x%02x] %s)\n",
> + p->processor_id, p->id, p->eid,
> + (p->lapic_flags & ACPI_MADT_ENABLED) ?
> + "enabled" : "disabled");
> }
> break;
>

Likewise, but recent emails from Linus indicate that we don't want to
break printk strings into multiple lines even if it goes over 80
characters unless broken at '\n'. Users who grep for
"lsapic_id.*lsapic_eid" with this patch wouldn't find the string.


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