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SubjectRe: [PATCH] bio.c: reduce verbosity at boot
On Thu, 21 Aug 2003, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Thu, 21 Aug 2003, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> >
> > But why is it interesting to have this information at boot time? As a
> > user, I certainly don't care. As a developer, I don't find it interesting
> > information.
>
> I do agree. The message may have been useful when the code was young and
> people wanted to see that it got executed correctly at all, but there
> doesn't seem to be a lot of point to it any more.
>
> But hey, I'll leave it to the maintainer..
>
> Linus

as a user I find a minimal set of messages (loading driver, hardware
found) handy for identifying what hardware is actually in old machines I
am given.

that said there is a lot of distance between that and the current
situation where you print out 3-4 screens worth of info for a single
driver.

David Lang
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