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SubjectRe: [PATCH] reduce syslog clutter (take 2)
On Thu, 9 Mar 2006 03:02:57 -0800 Andrew Morton wrote:

> Tilman Schmidt <> wrote:
> >
> > The current versions of the err() / info() / warn() syslog macros
> > insert __FILE__ at the beginning of the message, which expands to
> > the complete path name of the source file within the kernel tree.
> >
> > With the following patch, when used in a module, they'll insert the
> > module name instead, which is significantly shorter and also tends to
> > be more useful to users trying to make sense of a particular message.
> Personally, I prefer to see filenames. Or function names. Sometimes it's
> rather unobvious how to go from module name to filename, due to a) multiple
> .o files being linked together, b) subsystems which insist on #including .c
> files in .c files (usb...) and c) the module system's cute habit of
> replacing underscores with dashes in module names.

True, just using module->name or whatever means that we would
(often?) have to do a lookup to see what source file it was in.

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