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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86_64: Limit the number of processor bootup messages

* Mike Travis <travis@sgi.com> wrote:

> H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> >On 11/12/2009 02:22 PM, Dave Jones wrote:
> >>But I don't disagree with Andi either, that it's not particularly useful,
> >>and we can get all this from userspace in /proc/cpuinfo, or x86info.
> >>
> >
> > I personally don't think it's useful at all. It gives information
> > about the processor which can be obtained from other sources. What
> > we want is enough information that the CPU can be unambiguously
> > identified, so that when someone posts dmesg we can tell what
> > machine they came from.
>
> Can we say the same thing about the sched debug messages? It's even
> more painful because the number of lines output is exponential to the
> number of cpus.

Yeah - but instead of getting rid of them please tie them to a (default
off) debug switch. There's been the occasional crash where they were
useful.

Ingo


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